Making Prints for Books is a 3 day intensive course combining printing with bookbinding, with Bronwen Bradshaw and Pennie Elfick. Dates: 10, 11 & 12 July
The aim of this course is for participants to make a handmade book containing hand printed artwork and maybe words too. The facilities of the Dove print studio will be available for students to make book content, using drypoint and/or lino and woodcut, monoprint and collagraph, with plenty of guidance and tuition on hand to advise on choices and the techniques involved.
The idea of having 2 tutors is that one (PE) will teach the printmaking and the other (BB) will keep her hands clean and help with the bookbinding. We are hoping for a good take up on this course so that we can have 2 tutors, otherwise Bron will be doing both sorts of teaching…so let’s hope!
You may, however, already have prints that you can bring along and we can work out how to make them into a book. Or you may want to do a bit of both: printing and book binding. The joy of this course is that – as long as you wash your hands inbetween – you can move from one activity to another. Here are some forms your book could take:
Students joining this course should have some experience in printmaking, but they do not need to have done bookbinding. The forms of bookbinding that we will use are non orthodox and therefore open to all kinds of invention and experimentation.
Hope to see you here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.