MINIATURE BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP
ARTIST BOOK EXHIBITION / PHOENIX BRIGHTON
JUNE 2013 / 8 PARTICIPANTS
This introductory bookmaking course for 8 people took place in The Red Room at Phoenix Brighton during Press & Release Artists Book Exhibition.
Participants were instructed on how to construct a range of miniature books and a storage box from printed sheets of A4 paper.
Exploring basic bookmaking techniques (accordion fold, saddle stitch, bomb-fold, pop-up, collage, movable parts) participants made several books, a box the participants were helped to invent, experiment and collect with their very own library of miniature bookworks in a handmade paper box. Participants were introduced to all the tools and materials used, examples of books made and were given step by step instructions on how to create their own Micro Libraries from specially designed A4 templates.
CONCERTINA BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP
26 LETTERS / BRIGHTON FESTIVAL / BRIGHTON DOME
MAY 2014 / 18 PARTICIPANTS
Borbonesa's Alphabet Book-making Workshop for 7-12 year olds as part of Brighton Dome's 26 Letters programme. Each participant made a 26-page concertina book with a hard cover, and then hand-stamped the letters and added pop-up sections.
POP-UP EASTER CARD MAKING WORKSHOP
WHAT'S ON PROGRAMME / CHARLESTON TRUST
APRIL 2014 / 20 PARTICIPANTS (AGED 4 - 12 YEARS)
This introductory pop-up card making workshop took place in The Garage and Pottery at Charleston Trust in Firle and was part of Charleston's What's On Programme of events.
20 Participants were shown various pop-up techniques used in several example books, before being instructed on how to construct a pop-up card using a simple paper hinge I had developed. Pop-up cards with up to four layers could be constructed without the use of scissors.
Exploring dioramas and using the step fold pop-up allowed participants to build up wonderfully complex 3D collages within a scallop-edged card format.
Participants were introduced to all the tools and materials used so they could each create their own cards at home.
POP-UP DIORAMA MAKING WORKSHOP
YOUNG BOHEMIANS / CHARLESTON TRUST
AUGUST 2014 / 12 PARTICIPANTS
The summers at Charleston were all about experimenting and exploring. The ‘Young Bohemians’ Mini Summer School was a fun opportunity for young people aged 8 to 12 to experience a typically ‘Charleston’ summer in a beautiful and inspirational setting. Their imaginations ran riot with two days of varied, hands-on arts activities, curated by our Associate Artist Sophie Coryndon. Drawing on the wealth and variety of talented and creative artists in our area the programme gave young people a rich and varied programme of events and tutors and included opportunities to enjoy Charleston's stunning Downland location.
Under guidance from Lee Shearman participants were shown how to assemble a large format pop up diorama.
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