Book arts drop-in
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
This online course will enable students who already have experience in book arts to develop their personal projects conceptually and technically with one-to-one support from the tutor. Students can bring projects they are already working on or ideas they would like to develop.
What will we cover?
- Working independently on book arts projects
- Using group discussion to develop personal projects
- Developing book arts skills conceptually and technically
- One-to-one tutorials with the tutor and critique with peers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Work independently on personal projects
- Develop and practice book arts skills
- Manage your own learning in consultation with the tutor
- Develop personal practice through interaction with peers.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students with experience in creating artists' books.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through group critique, one-to-one tutorial advice from your tutor and using demonstrations where appropriate. It is expected that students will come to the class with work to discuss. Your tutor will contact you prior to the session regarding your proposed work.
All work will be undertaken during the session. You will be taught by demonstration, discussion, visual aids, practical tasks and individual support and guidance from the tutor.
This course will be taught using live sessions using Zoom.
• You will need a computer or laptop, a fully updated google chrome browser works best or use a phone or tablet, your device will need a microphone, and optionally a camera.
• You will need to login into our Google Classroom before our sessions start as all course materials will be stored
here. You will be emailed a joining code nearer the time.
• You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide
sufficient bandwidth at times.
This course will be delivered online. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a
microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to provide your own materials for this course which will depend on the nature of your project. You will also require your usual hand tools and equipment.
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will discuss relevant follow-on courses during the course.
Please see our website for all available courses:
Sue Doggett is an artist who creates hand-made books and bindings. She gained a first class honours degree in Visual Studies and Art History from Oxford Brookes University in 1985 and an MA in Design from Brighton University in 1998. She received the World Craft Council Award for Contemporary Craft in 1994 and was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 1996. She has lectured and led workshops in book arts in the UK, Europe and the USA and is currently teaching on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts and is a bookbinding and book arts tutor at City Lit. As an exhibiting Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, Sue works to public and private commission including the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and she is the current editor of ‘The New Bookbinder’ journal. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Europe and USA and can be seen at the Hyman Kreitman Research Library, Tate Britain; The Folger Library, Washington DC; Yale University Library, The Bodleian Library, Oxford; The Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol and Manchester Metropolitan Museum.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.