Announcing An Exciting New Event:
Collective Workshops 2008
Collective Workshops 2008 is a residential conference which will be held at Wellington College, Berkshire, early in July 2008, over an 11 day period. This is a new opportunity offering hands-on workshops in book, paper and print techniques. Subjects will include: traditional bookbinding structures, gold tooling, printmaking and letterpress, contemporary book arts, medieval book structures, historical pigments, papermaking, pastepapers and marbling, decorative leather treatments, calligraphy and conservation. The emphasis will be on solid working practices and the creative application of techniques.
Collective Workshops 2008 is being organised by a group of practitioners who have come together to form an organisation called The Collective. The Co-ordinators of The Collective are Michael Burke, Heather Hunter, Phillipa Jones, Dominic Riley, Lori Sauer and Jill Sellars. Collective Workshops 2008 is the first event of its kind in the U.K. and aims to challenge, encourage, stimulate and entertain.
The Collective will gather tutors who are recognised specialists from across the U.K., North America and Europe. They will provide high quality tuition in a supportive environment and when not conducting their own workshops they will also participate as students. This is a great opportunity for highly motivated study alongside professionals.
The combination of intensive practical work with demonstrations, in an inspiring environment, distinguishes the format of Collective Workshops 2008. It is inspired by the highly successful Paper & Book Intensive that has been running for over 20 years in the United States. In response to demand from binders and other book workers, Collective Workshops 2008 will encompass all the arts of the book.
Wellington College is an ideal site. It is a beautiful independent school set in its own extensive grounds. It has excellent facilities in which to enjoy intensive workshops alongside a highly sociable experience. Look it up at www.wellington-college.berks.sch.uk/.
Enrolment will be limited to 60 participants. So take this opportunity to let them know your interest by contacting Jill Sellars.
19 Back Victoria Terrace
Lancashire OL14 6DJ
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