dot-art: Encounters with Artists' Books

Learn how to design and make your first artists’ books with professional artist Brigitte Watkinson.


11:30am - 4:30pm


Sun 10 March 2024

dot-art: Encounters with Artists' Books
Sun 10 Mar, 11:30am - 4:30pm

This is an introductory workshop by dot-art, covering basic techniques needed to delve further into the fascinating world of artists’ books’. Many famous artists have made works in book format, such as David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Gilbert and George. Artists’ books are a fascinating and growing art form that is gaining in popularity with many exhibitions devoted to them.

In this workshop we will be covering essential basic techniques, such as
- choosing papers and covers
- correct measuring and cutting
- folding
- simple bindings

During the workshop we will be creating A5 pamphlet booklets, Turkish map folds and accordion booklets with exchangeable covers. We will discuss various other styles, methods and practical issues involved in making artists’ books.

Tutor: Brigitte Watkinson

Brigitte creates surreal paintings and collages. Collated magazine images, old art work, current newsprint, paint, photography and found objects amalgamated and intra-acted, creating visions and telling stories of the complex dynamic and surreal interior landscape of my emotions.

Tickets: £65