12 – 15 September 2019
The Stockholm archipelago is rich with stories.
Create inky, watercolour-washed pages, bound into an ingenious slotted book structure, to describe your island experience.
Studio-based. Fika included.
Gather for a drink and orientation at a central Stockholm establishment. For an hour or so, we’ll share brief introductions, meet your fellow group members and discuss plans for the weekend .
Meet on the island of Langholmen at ten o’clock, ready to discover our studio space.
A full day of folding and binding, getting acquainted with ingenious structures. Starting with a simple notebook for recording your sketches and designs. Experiment with scale and page proportions. Produce a series of maquettes to develop.
Explore ideas and inspirations for the content of your Stockholm Stories piece.
Drawing on internal and external landscapes, begin collecting themes. Discuss how the book form enhances the ‘story’ you want to tell.
A day of mark-making, playful text generation and working up narratives. Using ink, watercolour and stitch, you’ll fill pages with a unique record of this time and place.
First create covers for your book, gluing custom-designed papers to thick board. These will then be set aside in a press to dry flat.
Collect sections together in order, complete final details and slit the pages, ready to assemble. Attach boards.
Share one last fika together and take time to look at everybody’s books.
Each day starts at 10am and finishes at about 4pm.
Evening of 12th we meet for drink, workshop 13th – 15th
Workshop drinks and fika are provided, as are all materials and a goody bag.
Itineraries are provisional and could be subject to change.
This course can be purchased as a gift. Please let us know the recipient’s details in the ‘additional information’ box at check out.