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Encounters with Artists’ Books

Venue FACT
Admission £65
Start Time 12:00
End Time 16:00

This is an introductory workshop, 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.


Saturday 21st October, 12pm -4pm (£65 for 1 Day Course)


FACT Liverpool

88 Wood Street,


L1 4DQ




Participants should bring:

• A good selection of plain, printed or painted papers

• Card, heavy paper (decorated or plain), old artworks (for cutting up)

• Stiff fabrics and / or wispy fabrics, e.g. Tulle or gauze (if desired)

• A3 Cartridge paper 140 – 220 gsm

Tools and equipment will be supplied on the day


There are a maximum of 16 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

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