The first course in my 2018 bookbinding programme starts on the 25th February - why not join me as we enter a world of unusual folded book forms to inspire and express your creativity. You’ll learn to make the Hot Dog, Turkish Map, Gatefold and Lotus Flower folds as well as various Accordion - aka Concertina, Leporello - styles.
Folded forms present unique opportunities for making artist’s books, travelogues, pop-ups and keepsake books which we’ll discuss and explore together, as much as time permits. They are also ideal for self-publishing zines, flyers and brochures and we’ll explore those possibilities together, as well.
Turkish Map Fold
DATES & TIMES: This is a 4 session course held on Sunday afternoons, 2:30 - 5 pm on February 25th, March 4th, March 11th and March 18th. I strongly recommend you attend each session of your course as you will build on the skills and knowledge you gained in previous sessions.
COST: £70 includes use of tools and materials plus worksheets to take home.
Accordion Fold used for marketing collateral
BOOKING: Book directly with Artisan Community Art Studio - email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find further booking information and payment details at www.artisancommunityartstudio.com Places are limited and fill quickly, so early booking is recommended.
VENUE: Artisan Community Art Studio, The Branksome Centre, Recreation Road, Branksome, Poole BH12 2EA
GENERAL INFORMATION: Tutor Susan Green shares bookbinding skills and techniques in a variety of ways to suit all learning styles. You will have access to printed worksheets, step-by-step demonstrations, working models of the book forms and inspirational reference books. There will be time to practice techniques, explore creative ideas and apply them to the book forms. A maximum of 8 participants on each course allows plenty of tutor support and elbow room.
All abilities welcome including beginners and returners. All tools and materials are supplied but do bring any interesting papers you might have, e.g. non-glossy gift wrap, decorative paper, old book pages, maps or your own artwork.
FURTHER COURSES IN 2018
NOTEBOOKS & JOURNALS using a variety of sewing techniques & styles starts May 6th.
STAB STITCH BOOKS: Japanese styles for blank & printed books starts September 23rd.
You can find further information & download my bookbinding workshops flyer here.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|