Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Folding, exhaling,

The wheels are in motion, as we launch right in, all the way into the heart of book production, into this one we are making, without too much precision in our planning but a definite level of foresight. Printmaker Antonia Green has been helping out at headquarters with her playful ideas and huge expanses of knowledge and skill in the art of print - making (and origami!).

and then there was pineapples

Exploring the surface textures of pineapples as a printing medium.
I sort of wish that we had made a video or sound recording of the inky pineapple rolling across the surfaces of paper.

Remember potato printing?

The creative workshops are in session. The air alive with a subtle buzz, as we scribble and make notes, and start thinking about how volume two will look and feel.

Starting with a greylead line and ending in inked impressions of fruit dissected. Remembering cut out shapes in potatoes, dipped in paint and splattered on the pages of our childhood. Finding out that it is still fun, and that fruits (other than potatoes) already have amazingly intricate patterns designed into them.

Preparing for the lino print adventure.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The beginning has been moved

Workshops haven't started yet, but they will, this weekend, Saturday the 14th of June. There is still time to register if you hadn't yet but wanted to.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Put these dates in

...into your calendar as we launch headlong into the making of Volume Two of this periodical. Workshops are free and registration is essential. These are the sessions as follows, they may change depending on which way the weather blows, but this is a good starting point.

Creative workshops
Friday 6th June :: 4pm - 7pm This is a creative development session for the makers of volume one, to stimulate some new ideas and ways of working.

Saturday 7th June :: 4pm - 7pm This is a creative session for NEW participants
Sunday 8th June :: 4pm - 7pm This session is for everyone involved in Volume TWO. We will draw maps and come up with a new plan for how we are going to take this on, also introduction session with mentors.

Production workshops
The following sessions will be for layout, editing and production. we will experiment with different printing techniques and hopefully there will be an excursion otherwise we will at least talk about the beauty and wonder of excursions over cups of tea.
Saturday 14th June, Sunday 15th June, Friday 20th June, Sunday 22nd June, Friday 27th June :: 4pm-7pm
Monday 7th July :: 4pm-7pm Tying the last knots that need to be tied and celebrating!