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Hand Papermaking for Book Artists: 5 days exploration and experimentation w...
Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 10:00 – Fri, 19 Aug 2016, 16:00 BST
5 Day Course: Hand Papermaking for Book Artists
"Artists' books are books or book-like objects over the final
appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control;
where the book is intended as a work of art in itself."
This five-day workshop will introduce both historical and contemporary hand papermaking leading to the understanding of the technical and creative possibilities facilitated by making paper for the book arts’ multifaceted nature of this expressive format.
Through learning the Western and traditional Japanese styles of hand papermaking - experimentation using sisal, cotton and kozo fibres with plant pulps, recycled materials and textile incusions will be encouraged. The sessions will consist of practical demonstrations, group participation, individual practice opportunities and one-to-one tuition to the develop the nessesary papermaking and bookmaking skills.
The aim of this workshop is to learn how to make paper that can be used to develop ideas for the creation of a visual language within the book arts’ format by developing book construction pertaining to each individual students’ research and arts practice.
This course is aimed at book artists, designers, graphic artists, letterpress and printmakers, fine artists and crafters.
Information regarding items that can be purchased and adapted to be used in home studios will be discussed.
Fibres that will be used: Kozo, Cotton and Sisal
Plant material: Gathering will be done during the course, around the Merton Abbey Mills and National Trust site.
All of the necessary equipment and tools and materials will be provided but,
Wear old clothes and or bring an apron.
Folder for dried sheets
Recycled materials: papers, textiles, postage stamps and other found materials could be brought by the attendees. The usability of individual items can be discussed before the class (by e-mail) or during the first session.
ABOUT MANDY BRANNAN
Mandy Brannan is a London based book artist, papermaker and art tutor. She observes and engages with patterns, images and text to create her visual arts language heavily influenced by her personal interaction with the architecture of London. More recently she has been interested in the idea of changing DNA patterns caused by human behaviors, situations and memories.
Mandy’s teaching methodology has been honed over several years. By using her knowledge of historic and contemporary papermaking, her practical experience and her understanding of the skills necessary to make papers with all manner of materials; she is able to create a learning environment that can promote exploration and a discourse of new ideas by pushing the boundaries of traditional papermaking and papermaking for book arts.
Every student that attends the workshops brings their own histories, skills and design ideas – she offers a medium that can enable many transformative possibilities. Not just to make a plain sheet of paper or an empty book.
MA Visual Arts/Book Arts Camberwell College of the Arts: 2009
Post Graduate Certificate: Teaching Art and Design in Higher Education CLTAD, University of the Arts London: 2010
Mandy has Work in the following public collections
Tate Britain, Artists Book Collection, London
Camberwell College of the Arts, London
St Benedict College, St Joseph, Minnesota, USA
Accessibility: Object Book is a ground floor wheelchair accessible studio (1 table space) with disabled parking spaces. Run by a dyspraxic artist, Object Book is committed to accessibility for the book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any needs/adjustments.
Date and Time
Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey MIlls
London, United Kingdom