Inventive Sketchbook Making
What you'll learn
- How to make a different types of books
- Experiment with different materials and techniques
- Basic paper folding and construction
- Book making
- Suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking to try something new
On this course you will learn how to make six different sketchbooks using tools and materials you probably already have or can easily get hold of. You'll learn a variety of techniques including different ways to cut and fold paper to make a set of sketchbooks that you can personalise in a variety of ways. The basic skills you'll need are easily mastered and in no time at all you'll be creating your own inventive sketchbooks!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with an interest in making their own books
I am passionate about engaging people in the arts and in working with them to explore and develop their creativity. In my participatory practice I am always aiming to help people to discover their own unique ways of working. I enjoy teaching specific techniques, particularly textiles skills, but my main aim is always to give people the freedom and confidence to try things for themselves in order to build their own unique style and boost their confidence; both in their work and themselves. I work in an inclusive and supportive manner that allows individuals to develop their own approaches whilst still gaining valuable technical skills.
Based on the Scottish Solway coast I'm inspired by nature and the landscape and how we connect to it. I'm interested in the human desire to transcend, to move beyond what we know and I often use the natural world to explore this desire. Drawing is always my starting point, offering a way to explore and understand the world before moving on to working with a range of techniques and media. I love to use traditional textile techniques such as embroidery and natural dyeing as I enjoy the connection with the often forgotten makers of the past this gives me.