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Book making and illustrating courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the art of illustrating books, using hand-marbled paper and special book cloths. Create, write and illustrate your own picture books or your own hand bound journals. Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

Somerset - Next course on 29th September 2018
we do it in the woods - connecting people, woodlands & creativity. Our ethos is to support and inspire; our workshops are suitable for people who don't think they're arty as well as those who wish to progress their skills or just enjoy working alongside an artist. Each day is hosted by Tara Kelsall and begins with an exploration of the magical ancient Pipley Wood, gathering inspiration and resources to bring back to our marquee...
West Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2018
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals from recycled leather. Great to whip out when you want to make notes, do a sketch, jot down a recipe or for special thoughts. There will a maximum of four people and it is suitable for complete beginners. Start by folding paper to make the sections for your book and then choose your cover from a range of upcycled leather. The paper sections...
Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset. I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years. I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals. If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Friday or a Sunday. I teach on these days every week. The range of projects...
Enjoy an afternoon of Bookbinding in a small friendly class at the Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury. This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who have a little binding experience. It offers an introduction to bookbinding terminology and techniques using traditional equipment. You will create a unique flat-backed A5 blank notebook, completely from scratch, learning to create sections, endpapers and hand sew pages. Cases will be created in a quarter bound style...
West Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2018
Generally this will always be on the 1st Thursday of the month, but do check as sometimes it may clash with other events which will mean we move the date to another Thursday. If you've lived it, print it! There's nothing like being able to hold a memory in your hands. Scrapbooking combines, paper, ink, embellishments, memorabilia and other items bringing your story to life. Preserving those memories in a quality and style they deserve,...
Tyne And Wear
Let me introduce you to the fabulous textile hardener that is Powertex. You will use this together with some fabric and embellishments to design and create a decorative cover for a journal/notebook. When your project is dry (after lunch) you will then learn how to add colour to your cover using a dry brushing technique. Once learnt, you will then be able to use the techniques for more projects. The next date is Saturday 24th...
Derbyshire - Next course on 20th November 2018
Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft. Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will...
Essex - Next course on 14th September 2018
Veronica will show you how to create this beautiful handmade note book, journal, photo album or memory book. Quilted with lots of handmade embellishment’s, lace, ribbons and vintage buttons and lots more. Shabby chic / vintage look. Perfect to keep for yourself or a gift to someone special. Journal measurement approx 8″ x 8″ Suitable for all abilities
The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and image making are central to the study of illustration in this Open degree and are explored through the use of sketchbooks, figure and reportage drawing and the relationships between ideas, visual research and outcomes in project work. The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and...
With our open learning approach, the OCA’s Visual Communications degree (comprising of Graphic Design and Illustration courses) provides a real alternative to traditional campus based learning. Our inspiring course materials enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, and whenever you choose to study. The BA (Hons) Visual communication course offers an accessible distance learning experience through which students are encouraged to develop a sense of visual enquiry, expand their horizons,...