Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Making Marvellous Matchbox Books

Led by: Angie Butler
Dates: 1st - 2nd August 2019
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Price: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
includes: materials and catering.

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Matchbox books contain a plethora of thoughts and ideas in small packages! This two-day workshop is for those who will enjoy the challenge of making a book to fit within a small container: creating content, constructing with card and utilising some DIY hand processes. Over two days participants will be shown how to draw out templates for the tray and sleeve, cut stencils, score and fold card in order to construct matchboxes. You will then produce an edition of concertina matchbox books (to fit perfectly in your matchboxes) that contain a narrative: text only, text and images or images only, you decide (you will have the opportunity to discuss and develop your ideas with the support of the workshop leader). We will have a range of techniques (and materials) available for you to make your contents pages, such as hand drawing, printing, collage, rubber-stamping etc.

Depending on the complexity of your design you can make your edition by hand or otherwise scan your ‘original’ book and produce laser printed copies. All work will be hand finished with endpapers, covers, belly-bands or wrap around sleeves and your personal brand/name/press name.

The course tutor Dr Angie Butler has been awarded two prizes for her artists’ books as a student: the Sheffield Book Arts Prize (Student Prize) 2009, and the Agassi Book Arts Prize, UWE, 2011. Angie holds two Masters Degrees: Visual Culture: Fine Art and MA Multi-Disciplinary Print and was awarded her Doctorate in 2019. She has worked at various Institutions across the UK, Europe, US, and S.E. Asia, as both Visiting Artist and Lecturer and her work is held in both UK, and international private and public collections.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park.

With a maximum of 8 participants sign up early to secure your place.