Friday, July 8, 2016

New for September 2016

While the Book Arts Collective is now taking a Summer Break, there are plans afoot for September.

Have your heard of the Blue Monkey Network?  They are an artists group, based at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

Dorry is pleased to announce that Blue Monkey has invited her to give a talk at the Towner on Wednesday 21 September, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  The Towner Gallery is at Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ.  These events are for members of the Blue Monkey group, although they have very kindly offered you, the Book Arts Collective group, free entry.

Dorry will be introducing the group to her practice as an artist and taking along some samples of her work.  Come along and enjoy the evening!

Following this event on the Saturday, Vanessa Marr will be running a booky-arts workshop so everyone can try out their own version of making some book art.  She will be at Dorry's talk, and invites other artists to bring along their own work to display for everyone to enjoy during the evening.

As you can tell, this is going to be a good event with loads to see, and you can take part too!
Put a note in your diary, on your calender, on the back of your hand, to come along.  If you do wish to join us for the evening, please contact Dorry at so that you can be put on the list of visitors.

Double Accordian Books

We were delighted to have Vanessa Marr back, this time showing us all how to make Double Accordian Books.  Similar to the concertina style, although using double the paper to create a wonderfully folded book form, with boards at each end.  Good fun was had by all, choosing colourful and interesting papers and ephemera, gluing, stitching and covering their book boards.  Most people completed their books, although a few took home their book boards for gluing on the ends at a later stage.

The session was well attended and the display at the end showed the varying style of what people have come up with, all being different based, of course, on personal choice.

Sorry that I am not able to put any images on here at this time!  Hope to do that soon.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Star Books

Wonderful morning again with Vanessa Marr leading our Workshop on 5 March.  There were ten of us seated around and we soon got to work cutting out pieces to use for our Star Books.  There is quite a bit of juggling to do on them, especially with glue.  We made board covers for our books, covered them in book cloth (more glue) and added ribbons.  Great fun was had by all.  The two hours went by in a flash and many of us took hope what we had up till then and continued at home.