Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org

Here are all the courses that we have run at Hot Bed Press. If you are interested in a particular course that isn’t on the current schedule then please do let us know. If there is enough interest then we may be able to add extra courses.

Courses Archive (A-Z)

25 Years of Zitouna - Evening talk with Roni Gross

Tutor: Roni Gross

Based in New York, Zitouna have issued multiples for the past 25 years. Begun as a means of celebrating the secular holidays Halloween and Valentine’s Day… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

A Taste of Letterpress

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Spend a day in the wonderful world of letterpress... Ideal for complete beginners you will be shown how to set metal type using a composing stick, chase and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

An Introduction to Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The first time we have run this over a weekend, this course will introduce you to monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and a bit of relief printing. Learn how to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bite-sized Book Arts

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Indulge in a day of making an artist's book. You will be e-mailed a short brief in advance for preparation, and on the day have the opportunity to explore many… Read more...

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Book Arts Week

Tutor: Roni Gross, Sue Shaw and Elizabeth Willow

As a special offer and a wonderful indulgence in all things Book Arts, we are offering a limited number of places to book on the full week of Book Arts at Hot… Read more...

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Book Making for Artists

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

A new workshop to Hot Bed Press. Over 6 Wednesday evenings, come and explore countless methods and techniques for you as the artist to create your own book… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bookbinding

Tutor: Norman Higginbottom

Learn the craft of bookbinding. Over a weekend you will be shown how to make 1/4 bound, 1/2 bound and full bound cloth covers to bind single sewn sections.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bookmaking for Artists #2

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This course is suited to those with a bit of previous experience of book arts and/or for those who have done one of Lucy's courses before. Over 4 Summer… Read more...

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Caustic Lino

Tutor: Justin Sanders

These of caustic soda on lino can add expressive and fluid marks to your relief printing. The etched surface can take different colours by varying the… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Clamshell Presentation Boxes

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Learn the skills and techniques to creative beautiful & precise hand-made clamshell boxes. Perfect vessels for a collection of prints or a special book… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Collagraphs

Tutor: Martin Kochany

This printmaking technique has come into it’s own in recent years with artists using textural qualities to great effect. Taking mount-card and using… Read more...

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Collagraphs

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Not your run of the mill cut and paste on to card this one. Learn the subtleties and depth of mark from cutting into card and then add subtle or dynamic… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown Printing

Tutor: John Brewer

Part photography, part printmaking, these fascinating techniques transform photographs into intense images that have great depth and impact. John will take you… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Devoré Print

Tutor: Kiran Williams

This fascinating process may be thought of as etching on fabric. It is most usually used on specially woven mixed fibres. A design can be screen-printed or the… Read more...

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Devoré Print

Tutor: Kiran Williams

This is a process where part of a fabric is burned away (or devoured). A design can be screen-printed or paste can be applied freehand. Once dry it is then… Read more...

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Drawn To Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany and Jeni Nuttall

This unique course combines drawing from life with printmaking and includes site visits around some visually stunning areas nearby, drawing and preparing… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Drypoint

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Etching without the acid; you will be shown how to scratch your design onto perspex and aluminium plate with drypoint tools, building tone with roulettes and a… Read more...

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Drypoint and Carborundum

Tutor: Martin Kochany

You will be shown how to scratch your design onto aluminium plate with drypoint tools, and a creative approach to inking. Adding carborundum grit in paste… Read more...

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Electric Printmaking

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Not for the faint hearted this fun weekend will give you scope to play with electric engravers, drills and routers to create brash, dynamic and gutsy prints… Read more...

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Electric Printmaking

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Not for the faint hearted, this fun weekend will give you scope to play with electric engravers, drills and routers to create images that range from the brash… Read more...

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End Papers

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Explore the chronology of endpaper design (marbling, small repeat patterns and thematic), and bring them to fruition by printing on our lovely Risograph.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Etched Lino

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Relief printing with a difference, etched lino uses expressive and fluid marks drawn and painted directly on the lino and then etched with caustic soda. The… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 22nd November 2014
Ending: Sunday 23rd November 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Learn how to apply wax grounds and draw your image with a needle. Let the nitric acid bite your plate. No crude scratching. You will develop your plate, adding… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Experimental Printing - Pressure Printing & Monoprinting

Tutor: Roni Gross

You will learn how to make paper plates that combine different materials and textures and use them to do pressure printing on a letterpress proofing press.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Expressive Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Taking a lively and painterly approach to etching this course will bring in new ideas and ways of working and will include working with sugar-lift, Vaseline… Read more...

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Expressive Monoprint

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Working in painterly and expressive manners directly onto a plate you will be shown how to build up colour, work wet-on-wet, work back into your image and… Read more...

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Expressive Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Paint, scratch, roll-up, wipe, print, overprint. This course will inspire and encourage you to work freely in a painterly and expressive way, to large scale… Read more...

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Expressive Printmaking

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Combine carborundum, drypoint and monoprint in an expressive manner. You will be shown strong mark-making and sumptuous painterly approaches to print. Learn to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Full Colour Gum Bichromate

Tutor: John Brewer

Treat yourself before Christmas to this sumptuous 19th Century photographic technique, which mixes gum arabic with watercolour pigment and a magic ingredient.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist that when rolled over with ink can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

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Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist. When rolled over with ink they can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist that when rolled over with ink can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Bichromate Printing

Tutor: John Brewer

Popular between the 1890’s and 1920’s, gum bichromate printing is probably the most expressive and flexible of all early photographic techniques. In its… Read more...

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Hard-backed Book Making

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This two day course will show you how to make your own hardback books from scratch. You will begin by learning how to traditionally sew onto tapes along with… Read more...

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Hard-backed Books

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This two day course will show you how to use a combination of found papers, ephemera and your own artwork to make beautiful French-sewn, hard-back books… Read more...

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Hardback Books

Tutor: Sylvia Waltering

Over four evenings you will learn how to make two different types of hardback book from scratch. You will begin by learning how to sew single pages on to tapes… Read more...

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Hydro-plate Etching

Tutor: Nick Mobbs

This method of photo-etching uses pre-coated zinc plates and can capture very fine detail, and is essentially more tonal than conventional photo-etching. Over… Read more...

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Inside Out Books

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Using an existing unwanted hardback book you will learn how to detach the cover, turn it inside out, and sew in new selected pages and prints of your own with… Read more...

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Introduction to Book Arts

Tutor: Emily Speed

Working with your own drawings, mementos, and collected ephemera, this course will introduce you to a range of different book forms, including concertina,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction To Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany

This summer why not treat yourself to learning how to be a printmaker. Starting with monotype you will be shown drypoint, carborundum and collagraphs and by… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Woodcut

Tutor: Rebecca Salter

We are very pleased to welcome back Rebecca Salter to Hot Bed Press. Rebecca has written books on Japanese woodblock printing and is a well renowned artist and… Read more...

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Large-scale Etching with Steel

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Learn how to apply wax grounds and draw your image with a needle; then let the nitric acid bite your plate surface. You will develop your plate, with fine and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpress for Designers

Tutor: David Armes

Be inspired by the design potential of letterpress and find out about printing on CD covers/packaging. Over 5 evenings you will be shown how to set type, get a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpress Weekend

Tutor: Graham Moss

On this introductory course, suitable for beginners, you will be working with your own text. You will learn to properly handle metal type and a table-top… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpressed Bookmarks

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Everyone loves a good bookmark. Come and print your own bespoke bookmarks. Set your own type and print dozens of bookmarks. We will have plenty of lovely… Read more...

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Life Printing

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Life drawing and printmaking combined over 4 evenings. For those interested in drawing from the life model this course gives you more skills and more ways of… Read more...

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Life Printmaking

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Life drawing with a twist. This is a pretty unique course. You will be taught how to print direct from the life model. These directness of monoprinting and… Read more...

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Marvellous Mezzotint

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a mezzotint rocker. The rocked plate produces a deep black when… Read more...

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Marvellous Monoprint

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Get the monoprint bug. Starting with the simple, yet really effective trace monoprint, add colour and layer up tone. Moving on to painterly monotype and… Read more...

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Monoprinting

Tutor: Kochany

This course is great for the complete beginner to printmaking. You will be shown the immediacy of trace monoprinting and painterly monoprint over two evenings.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Multi-colour Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Working with photocopies of photographs saturated with gum arabic to create prints that are a hybrid between lithography and etching that when rolled over with… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Painterly Screenprinting

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Take the painterly approach to screenprinting. Paint and draw on the screen and pull it through the screen. You can get beautiful marks from watercolour to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Photo Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The art of etching combined with the subtlety and tonality of photography. This course will help you take your photographs to another level. You will be shown… Read more...

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Photo-carborundum

Tutor: Martin Kochany

This unique course combines 2 processes; carborundum with photo-screen. The raw physical quality of carborundum on a printing plate when combined with… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 13th December 2014
Ending: Sunday 14th December 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Photo-Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The art of etching combined with the subtlety and tonality of photography. This course will help you take your photographs to another level. You will be shown… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Photo-lino

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Yes photo-lino! No cutting involved. You will be shown how to screenprint an image onto your lino and then etch the lino until it is ready to ink and print.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Photo-polymer Printing

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Sometimes called solar-plate this versatile photo-etch process does not use grounds, acids or solvents and can be exposed with tap water. You will be shown how… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Photo-screenprinting

Tutor: Nick Saunders

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Create your own photo-screens by laying down base colours with simple… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 8th November 2014
Ending: Sunday 9th November 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fully booked

Plein Air Litho

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Learn the art of waterless litho in the urban landscape. Drawing directly on the plates in situ you will then come back to the print studio and print your… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Plein Air Printmaking

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Working in the nearby location of Castlefield you will observe the industrial landscape. This is an expressive drawing weekend working directly into print. The… Read more...

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Pop-Up Book Surgery

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Following hot on the tails of The Manchester Artist’s Book Fair, enjoy a day of bookmaking in Hot Bed Press supported by one-to-one book tutorials/surgeries.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Poster Printing

Tutor: John Powell-Jones

Learn about the history of poster printing and be inspired by John’s many examples collected over the years. Over 4 evenings you will produce your own 3… Read more...

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Poster Printing

Tutor: Nick Rhodes

Over this intensive weekend course you will be inspired by a selection of Nick’s posters as one of the leading gig poster designers/printers in the UK. You… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 15th November 2014
Ending: Sunday 16th November 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fully booked

Presentation Boxes

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

On day one, learn how to make a beautiful portfolio box, perfect for the presentation of prints, drawings and photographs. Day two will teach you the… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Print Starter Pack

Tutor: Martin Kochany

This is an ideal introduction to printmaking. Over 5 evenings learn monoprinting, drypoint, collagraph and lino printing. Each process has its own quality. As… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Printing From the Life Model

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Combining life drawing with printmaking, this unique course will introduce you to the immediacy and beauty of waterless lithography using silicone on… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Printmaking with Wood Type and Type-High Rule

Tutor: Roni Gross

In this one day workshop, students will play with wood type to make patterns and texture, which can be multi-coloured and layered in a variety of ways. Using… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Relief Printing

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Learn to design, cut and print lino. Use our lovely Albion presses and be shown how to use a burnisher/baren to print at home. You may have learnt lino at… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Repeat Pattern

Tutor: Kiran Williams

Ever longed to print fabric by the metre? This course will explore a particular technique for creating a pattern, which repeats seamlessly over a metre of… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 22nd November 2014
Ending: Sunday 23rd November 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Sewn Structures

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Spend a weekend learning some satisfying book binding structures using simply stitch; from the basic 'pamphlet stitch' to the beautiful and ingenious 'single… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Solar Plate

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Create dramatic prints from your photographs. This process marries up printmaking and photography and brings a tonal quality not matched in any other medium.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Table-Top Textiles

Tutor: Kiran Williams

Over 6 evenings learn printing and dyeing with procion dyes, transfer printing and repeat pattern screenprint. Produce a swatch book of fabrics suitable for… Read more...

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Table-top Textiles

Tutor: Kiran Williams

Spend a weekend learning printing and dyeing with procion dyes, transfer printing and repeat pattern screenprint. Produce a swatch-book of fabrics suitable for… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Text and Image

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

A weekend workshop of 4 mini project briefs delivered on the mornings and afternoons, exploring and experimenting with the use of text and image to inspire new… Read more...

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Textile Block Printing

Tutor: Kiran Williams

Inspired by traditional Indian block printing techniques, create printing blocks with lino & other materials and learn how to make up dyes to print onto… Read more...

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The All New Rudiments of Letterpress

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow & David Armes

This new-look course for beginners introduces you to the basics of type, (using both metal type and our lovely, recently acquired wood type), the different… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 13th December 2014
Ending: Sunday 14th December 2014
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

The Art of Etching

Tutor: Jason Hicklin

Spend a weekend being taught the art of etching, from putting a ground on a plate and etching lines to adding tone through aquatint. Jason will inspire with… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Art of Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

‘One should go from painting to etching and back again... that’s why I like the name painter-etcher’ Anthony Gross. Etching has seduced artists for… Read more...

Starting: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Ending: Wednesday 26th November 2014
From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Spaces available

The Art of Risograph

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Come and see the possibilities of the Risograph. It looks like a photocopier but it uses real ink and has a lovely quality, somewhere between screenprinting… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Art of Risograph

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Discover the possibilities of the Risograph. It looks like a photocopier but it’s really a mechanical stencil maker. It prints using translucent soya ink (so… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Art of Stencilling

Tutor: Nick Rhodes

Most artists and designers go straight for the computer to create images for screenprinting. The hand cut stencil has been lost along the way with the ease of… Read more...

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The Complete Bookmaker

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Over 8 evenings explore narrative and sequence, form and content, text and image, inspired by contemporary examples of artists’ books. You will learn how to… Read more...

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The Complete Letterpress

Tutor: Graham Moss

Whether you have attended any of our letterpress courses before or have never picked up a piece of type in your life, this course is designed to work for… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Complete Printmaker

Tutor: Martin Kochany

A comprehensive evening course in printmaking taking you on a journey in monoprinting, drypoint, collagraphs, relief printing and etching. This is the perfect… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Complete Screenprinter

Tutor: Mandy Tolley

For the first time at Hot Bed come and learn the full range of possibilities in screenprinting, from simple stencils and painterly monoscreen to photo-screen,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Folded Book

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Spend a weekend exploring the delights and challenges of paper. Using a range of folding techniques, (alongside a little sewing and gluing) and looking at the… Read more...

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The Great Zine Machine

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Let Frau and Gertrude take the strain. Our lovely risograph machines can help you print in limited run production, play about with layering colours and get… Read more...

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The Illustrated Book

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Create your own hand-made book with between 4 and 6 relief printed illustrations. You will be shown how to plan your book and to cut and print your… Read more...

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The Printed Product

Tutor: Mandy Tolley

During the two-day course, not only will you learn how to put your own designs onto screen and print them onto fabric, you'll also be shown how to embellish… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Proper Book

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Learn how to make your very own ‘proper’ books, using traditional methods to create simple pamphlets, and both single and multiple section hard-backed… Read more...

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The Relief Printed Book

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Create your own hand-made book with between 4 and 6 relief printed illustrations. You will be shown how to plan your book and to cut and print your… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Rudiments of Letterpress

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Back by popular demand this introductory course you give you the basics to properly handle and set metal type using an Adana table-top printing press. You will… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Screenprinted Book

Tutor: Mandy Tolley & Lucy May Schofield

On this 6 week evening course you will study the principles of creating your own artist’s book, exploring the relationship between image and text, the… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Screenprinted Gig Poster

Tutor: Nick Rhodes

Print your own gig posters, giving them a unique hand-made quality that makes them noticeable and highly desirable. Over 4 evenings you will be inspired by a… Read more...

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The Screenprinted Gig Poster

Tutor: Nick Rhodes

Print your own gig posters, giving them a unique hand-made quality that makes them noticeable and highly desirable. Over 4 evenings you will be inspired by a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Screenprinted Poster

Tutor: Nick Rhodes

Print your own posters, (for bands, theatre plays, or exhibitions), giving them unique hand-made quality that makes them noticeable and highly desirable. Over… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

The Sewn Book

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Spend a weekend exploring artists’ books, looking at a range of different structures and the relationship between form and content. Through simple sewing… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule