Wednesday, May 23, 2012

workshop

new book pages drying

workshop in action


































The first of a series of small artist book workshops run by Redland Art Gallery has just finished. This workshop, held by myself at the Capalaba Art Space, focussed on the use of recycled and inexpensive materials to make simple artist books.The participants (many of who had not seen the exhibitions, or had much of an idea what artist books entailed) spent the first hour or so exploring and coming to terms with some of the works at the "Life's Journey" and "Mind Mapping" exhibitions at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. After getting suitably excited by the wonderful artist books on show, it was only a short drive to Capalaba before we were able to get stuck into making our own little books.

Hopefully this short experience will give these enthusiastic workshoppers some insight into some of the many possibilities and lead them to explore further in the area of artist books. Thank you all, you friendly, artistic workshoppers, I hope we meet again in the pursuit of "making art", it was a real buzz for me to work with such a great bunch. We have promised to keep in touch to swap ideas and books and maybe further workshops to dig deeper into the bindings and printing aspects.

6 comments:

rObfOs said...

Hi jack, so glad you enjoyed taking the workshops! I had a great time at Adele Outteridge's workshop yesterday. Lots of new ideas bubbling away in my head now! Ps: am sending this message to you via my brand new iPad. Arent I just the techno geek!

ersi marina said...

I would so much have enjoyed this workshop and a visit to your exhibition! I wonder if computers are anywhere near a 'Beam me there, Scottie' application. I'd immediately name my computer Scottie and attend your workshops in a breeze.

John Jewell said...

I had a great day, thanks for your enthusiasm and ideas I am still working on my little zines. I love the idea! Looking forward to much more. This is from Wendy, not John, just happens to be his account name!!!

Helen M said...

Great to hear you've inspired a new group of enthusiastic book artists Jack.

Sally said...

Sounds wonderful Jack! Congrats

Angel said...

I had a wonderful time at this workshop. I really enjoyed it. Jack is so passionate about making art books. I would love to take more of his classes in the future.