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Text and the Artists' Book (Summer School)

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Artists book

Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 8

This course takes your prose or poetry and combines it with artefact creation in the form of a self-published artists’ book. It’s open to writers of all backgrounds and interests who are new to this fascinating process.

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Course Dates

9th August 2017 – 11th August 2017

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Course Description

On this practical course you’ll develop new knowledge and skills in combining text with image. You’ll then apply this to a craft-based project.

On this course you will:

  • learn how to make a Japanese stitch book
  • explore current design thinking using cut, crease, split, fold, remix, copy and paste techniques
  • hear how artists are using these techniques today
  • research your own personal project
  • learn how different methods can be adopted for different audiences
  • choose the appropriate method to complete an innovative book.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have a contemporary hand-crafted book and the skills to continue making books in the future.

Tutor profiles: Ben Kay and Craig Proud are photographers, designers and image makers who specialise in print and book arts. They have their own studio in Nottingham's Cobden Chambers called Dizzy Ink. See examples from previous courses and events on their website.

"Great tutors. Great teaching. Great projects. (Villy, Summer 2016)

"I love this course. We had two handsome professors teaching us." (Cecilia, Summer 2016)

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813