Taster book-binding workshop
Who is this course for?
Try the process of Casement bookbinding; create a simple book to learn the core techniques that you can then apply to exploring the world of creative book-craft.
This is a practical hands-on activity in which you will craft a small handmade book.
Support and feedback
This an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor
Additional costs and requirements
All materials are supplied.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will be given guidance as part of the workshop to help you should you wish to experiment further in your own time
About the tutor
Brian Norman works as an Art and Craft Tutor for Learn Devon.
Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process. Trying and pushing ideas to make new forms, 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”.
These ideas encapsulate my approach to my creative practice and are the underpinning philosophy of my arts practice.
He also works as a Mental Health Mentor and Specialist Tutor providing support to Open University Students. Previously Brian worked for City College Plymouth (2009-2014), West Suffolk College (2007-2010) and Suffolk MIND (1993 -2010).
Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising 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.
“Having been taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 1980’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching, I continue to develop these skills focusing on Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes. 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. He has run Printmaking and Bookbinding workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival since 2010.