Combine text and image to create an artist's book. Explore a range of simple book formats and hand binding techniques, such as case-binding. Ideal if you have loose imagery on paper to transform into book form.
Enjoy exploring ways of creating a unique book. It is particularly suitable if you have lots of imagery on paper (e.g. your own drawings, writing, prints, patterns, photographs etc.) and wish to now transform this material into book form.
You will explore a range of simple book formats, the tutor will demonstrate a range of different book structures and hand binding techniques, including a pamphlet book, a concertina book and Japanese styles. General studio bindery practice is also discussed. In the introductory session there will be a handling session of the tutor's collection of artists' books, pamphlets, sketchbooks and blank book forms and an introduction to making: grain direction, making origami books.
By the end of the course you should have produced samples of different simple book forms, as well as completed a more considered individual book. You will also gain an awareness of some contemporary artists' books.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"The course was fantastic. We achieved an incredible amount in a single day, thanks to an expert tutor who was both inspirational and well-prepared. She was generous with her knowledge and managed to maintain our momentum throughout the day."
Tracey Bush trained as an illustrator, and successfully freelanced for many years before attaining her MA in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts. She has produced a series of books under the imprint Fathom Five Books, which have been acquired by national and international collections including the Yale Centre for British Art, Tate Britain and the Marvin Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry. Tracey has a PGCE from the Institute of Education, London and regularly devises and delivers workshops in major institutions. In 2014 Tracey was commissioned to create the large scale 'Ports of the World' butterfly box, which is installed on the P&O cruise ship, Britannia.