AC8000

Book art workshop: collage and creative additions to book covers

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

Taking a pre-made page block you will try various creative additions to craft and ‘case in’ your cover to create a one-off crafted notebook

Course content

In this workshop you will try simple ‘mock embossing’, collage and other creative additions to decorate and make a notebook using ready sewn page blocks. The teaching methodology is aimed at techniques that can be easily replicated at home.

Support and feedback

This is an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor.

Additional costs and requirements

You can if you wish bring your own ideas for designs. The tutor supplies all basic sundry materials and tools for experimental work.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

All binding techniques learned are easy to replicate at home and this idea will be explored in the classroom.

About the tutor

Brian Norman works as an Art and Craft Tutor, and Internal Verifier for Learn Devon. He also works as a Mental Health Mentor providing support to Open University Students; and is a Lecturer at City College Plymouth. Previously Brian worked for West Suffolk College (2007-2010) and Suffolk MIND (1993 -2010).

Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specializing in Printmaking from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.

Brian was taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 80’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching. He has continued to develop these skills focusing on Lithography, Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes.

Brian has a range of other creative interests to include photography, papermaking and more recently exploring the creative potential of bookmaking.

Brian has work in private collections held by other artists in the UK and in New York. Brian has run printmaking workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival for the past 4 years.

He rarely exhibits his work with his focus being more about ‘play’ and the process of making.

“Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process; trying and pushing ideas to make new forms and allowing ideas and images to evolve into being.

John Cleese (1991) said about creativity;

‘This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting

against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious”

This idea encapsulates my approach to my creative practice.”

Brian Norman, Art and craft Tutor, Learn Devon

DayWednesday
Start date05 Sep 2018
End date05 Sep 2018
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Cost£15
Concessions not available