Hot Bed Press http://www.hotbedpress.org/show_title.phtml?category=homepage&ref=0 have organised a print exchange between 10 workshops with the only criteria that the prints be presented on 20 x 20 cm square paper. Each individual artist had to complete an edition of 24 prints and their work was exchanged as a whole with another workshop, which in our case was Cork Printmakers http://www.corkprintmakers.ie/ . Each studio receives a random selection of prints from all the studios.
Simon Goode returns to Birmingham Printmakers for a one day workshop which will offer more creative ideas for creating artists' books.
I will be running a one-day workshop in non-adhesive bookbinding at Birmingham Printmakers on Saturday 11 December 2011, 10am - 4pm.
We will be learning how to make two different bindings: the Coptic stitch which originated around 200BC, and a range of Japanese stab bindings. We will also discuss how the bindings can be adapted to our individual needs: to hold prints, to develop into artists' books, and so on.
The course fee is £45 for the day, or £40 for members of Birmingham Printmakers and students.
If you wish to book a place please email me. There is a limited number of places, so please let me know as soon as you can.
Due to popular demand Birmingham Printmakers are hosting another 'Introduction to Bookbinding' run by Simon Goode on November 13th and 14th.
The costs are: £85 for BPM members (and students), and £95 for non members, for both days: 10am - 4pm.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight participants.
Simon will teach the basics of bookbinding: you will learn how to use specialist bookbinders' tools, and how to correctly utilise them when creating books. He will also cover single-section bindings, single-sheet Japanese stab binding, how to incorporate your prints into a book, the accordion fold-book, a brief introduction to artists' books (with examples for participants to look at and handle), and how to create a multi-section 'case binding' (aka a 'hardback').
For more information or to book a place please contact Simon:
BPM holds a yearly exhibition at Birmingham University Staff House. This year there were over 30 prints on display using a range of techniques, including, silkscreen, etching, monoprint and collagraph.