The Workshop took place on Saturday 16th March. The day passed very quickly.We all enjoyed the day, and judging from the comments left, the participants also enjoyed themselves.
We covered three basic structures, then created a final book in which all the techniques could be combined. It was great to observe people, heads down and engrossed in the process of making their own books.
By the end of the day some adventurous participants were already adapting and considering new combinations, adding their own personal touches to the structures. This kind of exchange is both stimulating and inspiring to us all.
From the feedback at the end of the day people said they had gained enough knowledge to confidently have a go at their own projects.
A selection of your comments :
"Really enjoyable, with nice results I don't mind showing my family! Nice to have the instructions to take home - ingenious to put them on the first book we made! Would recomend this course - it doesn't need expensive equipment either. Thank you!"
"Good morning. Very enjoyable easy going class tutors. Very interesting ideas. Thank you."
"I have never tried anything like this before and enjoyed every moment"
"Enjoyed this course.'Bookbinding' was misleading as I expected more stitched techniques but this was not a disappiontment. I enjoyed looking at the finished books as these were inspirational"
"Really fun. Definitely excited for the next course and attempting more"
Faye and Nic
" Really interesting. Just right for beginners Four books in 3 hours great!"
"Reasonably simple techiniques which produced a variety of interesting results although I am not very artisitic but I manged to produce 4 books! Amazing!"
"I am so glad my friend Sallyann persuaded me to come, really enjoyable, quite addictive"
"Thouroughly enjoyable. It's given me lots of ideas for my art work and poetry"
" I was so pleased I came - a little anxious in the beginning when I felt it was slightly fast. It made me thoughtful about how I could use this in my own work. It was basic enough to be able to think laterally about how you could use it- so it was obivously stimulating to me at a deeper level. Thanks so much"
We are grateful for all your comments, which will be used to guide us in any future workshops,- we will certainly pay close attention when describing the title and content of the course. In hindsight "Bookmaking" rather than bookbinding may have been a more appropriate title.Thank you Sandie for this comment.
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.