Create and Bind a hard covered book March 7th 2021
UPDATE AS OF 28TH FEBRUARY:
If we can't go ahead as planned with the class next Sunday, it will be re-sheduled.
Who would love to learn how to create your own handmade book and bind it?
Who wants to gain new bookmaking skills?
Who do you know who would love to indulge in creativity?
WHO WANTS TO SIMPLY PLAY??
In this one day class you'll learn:
1. To create a handmade book from scratch (kit provided) to a theme of your choice
2. Design and construct a book with hard covers (book board)
3. Dye paper in coffee
4. How to bind your book using the straight stitch method. Tools, templates and thread provided.
5. A range of methods that compliment book making such as: gesso transfers, collage and get to play with the typewriters and sewing machines! We'll also cover adding little treats to books such as pockets, cut outs and small envelopes.
9:30am - 4:00pm
Book Art Studios, Glen Eden
A kit with everything you need to create one hand made book with a hard cover
Access to collage materials
Access to range of materials such as acrylic paints/gesso/glue
I'll provide morning tea and lots of guidance and encouragement.
Classes are small, friendly and intimate with lots of support. We break for lunch at the same time so we can enjoy getting to know more about each other around my lovely kitchen table or out under the pergola.
STUCK FOR AN IDEA AS TO WHAT YOU CAN USE YOUR BOOK FOR?
A book of dreams/goals for the year
Create to a theme as a special gift (significant birthday/wedding anniversary etc)
A retirement book
I'd love to have your company in my light filled studio situated in the creative West Auckland!
A what to bring/where to come email is sent upon registration.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact me.
Book Art Studios
I'm an artist, author and teacher. I love the creative process and taking part in it whether I'm creating my own work or assisting others to do their own. I adore making books and I've been creating them since I first fell in love with the concept 20 years ago. My classes are fun, loose and easy to be in. It doesn't matter what your level of creativity is, I work with the individual at a level at which he or she is comfortable with.
Here's some feedback from students:
Liz is amazing! Her warmth and beauty radiate. Thanks for sharing your talent and love of your craft. Immensely grateful
Had a lovely time yesterday creating our journals. Liz was so helpful and kind. Having seen myself as a not very artistic person, I felt very relaxed and got super enthusiastic and into the book making and ended up with something I'm proud of. Would highly recommend Liz and the artwork she produces.
Liz is an amazing teacher. She is open and patient and genuinely interested in the creative process. We had a great weekend doing the Dyed and gone to heaven workshop. She welcomed us into her home and made us all very welcome even providing home baked goods for morning tea. I highly recommend her classes for a novice or advanced artist. You won’t be disappointed.