Sally Chinea and Lola Swain have been busy at Firstsite Arts Centre in Colchester having organised two workshops for the Essex Book Festival. - one for adults and one for children.. Participants have had the opportunity to create their own hand made book, and learn basic book making skills.. The response was great with both workshops being fully booked.
Children made their own mini book Secret Waters. The basic structure was made from one sheet of A4 paper, with additional 'secret' maps hidden inside.. Great fun!
It is so satisfying trying something new, and going home with your very own hand made book! Both Sally and Lola offer regular workshops at Create 98 in Leigh on Sea.
Further details can be found here - Create98
A few more images from our group show
Louise Swain and Sally Chinea
Gwen Simpson and Jane Woollatt
There was a wonderful 'buzz' of conversations on the opening night of the show. We are grateful for all the support shown on the evening, Thank you for venturing out on a cold, wet windy evening and special thanks to Emma Bell (Gallery 70, Leigh on Sea) for providing us with an exhibition space.. The show continues until 21st March.. Here is a 'taster' of everyone's responses to Lighthousekeeping. but more details about each artists work and the show can be found here.
Details of work by Jane Woollatt and Karen Apps
Details of work by Chris Ruston and Louise Swain
A Strandline installation by Lola Swain
Images of 'Silver' by Sally Chinea and Gwen Simpson
Sally Chinea and Lola Swain are busy preparing for their forth coming workshops as part of the Essex Book Festival. They will be offering two workshops at Firstsite, Colchester on 23 March. The morning session will be for adults 10.30 - 12.30 (tickets available here ) while the afternoon session will be for children, 2.00 - 3.30 pm. ( tickets available here )
To maximise the time and to make sure each participant leaves with their own hand made book, all the materials required have been collated into individual packs. If you are curious and would like to join the fun follow the links above.
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.