5-Day: Botanical Book Making

with Susie Wilson

  • Starts 18 Jul
  • 375 British pounds
  • Findhorn

Service Description

Five Day Course: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Materials and a light lunch provided Using the plants and natural forms from the surrounding area as inspiration, students will be introduced to different techniques of printmaking and mixed media to create a garden of their own within a book. Various methods of mark-making and printmaking will be explored, for example Mono-printing and Cyanotype in order to develop botanical pages that can be bound into a unique book work or series of books. Throughout the week different sewn and folded book structures will be demonstrated and everyone will learn how to make a wraparound container for a set of Japanese stab bound books. No experience in bookbinding is needed just a love of plants and books ! About Susie : "I am an award winning artist working mainly in printmaking and artists books. Exploring the book form enables me to combine print, paint and collage in a more sculptural way. The intimacy of holding the book, each page hiding then revealing the next, creates an atmosphere that is deeply personal and I am interested in this sense of revelation. Layers of translucent paper, stitched and cut into, obscure the forms and images creating a tension between the various areas reflecting the delicacy, fragility and subtlety of the subject." Susie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Printmaking in 1991, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in 1992. During this time she won scholarships to both the Athens and the Seville schools of Fine Art. Susie has taught Printmaking and Artists' Books at the School since 2011 and teaches artists' books and bookbinding at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Open Learning. Her work is in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh Fine Art Library, Baltic, University of Edinburgh and the University of Kent. She has taught Printmaking and Artist Books at the Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh for 15 years and also teaches in adult education and schools in and around Edinburgh. Awarded the Sally Schofield Memorial Prize, (Visual Arts Scotland, 2015), Nancy Graham Memorial Book Prize (VAS, 2019 and 2014) and the Maureen Duke Educational Award, Society of Bookbinders (2021) Additional Information: All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

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Contact Details

  • Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK