Book arts drop-in

Course Dates: 30/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
A one-day, tutor supported book arts workshop. This short course is ideal for students who would like some technical or conceptual advice and the space to work on a personal project. Students will work independently with one to one support.
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Book arts drop-in
  • Course Code: VD341
  • Dates: 30/07/24 - 30/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Sue Doggett

Course Code: VD341

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Tue, day, 30 Jul - 30 Jul '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course is workshop based so 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
- Developing book arts skills conceptually and technically
- Using tools and equipment available in the bindery
- One-to-one tutorials with the tutor.

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 tutors
- Develop studio practice and independent bench work.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is workshop-based for students with experience in creating artists' books and some knowledge of basic bookbinding skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through one-to-one tutorial advice from your tutor. There may also be opportunities for group discussion. It is expected that students will come to the class with work to discuss.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are workshop tools that can be used in class but you are encouraged to bring your own toolkit if you have one. If you want to use specific materials for the project you are working on then please bring them with you. In addition, there are basic materials; a variety of papers, boards and cloths, available to purchase in class.

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 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-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

- VD292 Bookbinding: Learn to bind artists' books
- VO105 Artist's book club
- VD337 Book arts drop in
- VD320 Bookbinding improver's workshop.

Sue Doggett Tutor Website

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 she currently teaches bookbinding and book arts 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, San Francisco Center for the Book, 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.