Black Dog Arts

Learn How to Make Art Books

Hotfoot from learning more about the subject at the Royal Academy, Mary Walker will be running a workshop for Black Dog Arts on how to make art books from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday 24th April 2010.

Mary studied embroidery at Ipswich and at the London College of Fashion and has taught the subject since 1981. Amongst Mary’s many other achievements she designed and organised the making of the Bungay Library embroidery and the hanging in St Mary’s Church in Bungay.

The eight lucky people who do Mary’s workshop will leave with at least one hand made, postcard sized, art book. Mary will show participants how to make “concertina” books using the very best watercolour paper and art books using the “Japanese stab sewing” technique.

Participants will also learn how to make mini printing blocks from rubber erasers, and how to use these to create prints for their books.
The people who go on the workshop will also have free access to Mary’s huge hoard of materials that they can use to decorate their book covers.

The workshop is open to all abilities from complete beginners to experienced artists and sewers!

Mary Walker’s painting from last year’s Gardens Art Trail

The workshop is part of Black Dog Arts 2010 gardens project and the people who take part in Mary’s workshop will have the chance to visit one of the six Bungay gardens in this year’s Gardens Art Trail so that they can get inspiration for the pages of their art book.

They will then be able to show (and sell if they choose) their finished Garden Art Books in the Art Book Garden over the Gardens Art Trail weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.

Mary Walker’s Art Book workshop will cost £20 full price or £15 concessions. (Concessions apply to people over 50 or in receipt of benefits, and students.)

If you would like to book one of the few remaining places ring Jan now on 01986 895227.