The accordion, or concertina book format is one of the simplest books you can make, with its excellent display and narrative possibilities. From this simplest of formats there are an endless variety of potential creative book formats that you can explore.
In this one day workshop you will learn how to make a variety of different accordion based book formats, starting with the simplest folded accordion, adding extension pages, making ‘book pockets’ to finally making a flag book or a star book. We will also look at different cover alternatives for the accordion.
Suitable for everyone and an opportunity to explore book making with a leading illustrator who is also a very experienced tutor.
Date: Sunday 4 October
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £80 / Members £75
Jane Cradock-Watson is a book artist, illustrator and academic.
She has worked successfully as an illustrator since graduating from Kingston Polytechnic (now Kingston University, London) and has also gained a Masters degree in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Art.
During her time as a freelance Illustrator Jane worked on commissions from a wide range of clients in the areas of editorial illustration, packaging design, publishing, TV and advertising. Her specialist fields include packaging, children’s and adult nonfiction and educational publishing.
Since becoming a full time academic, Jane has continued to develop her practice as a successful book artist, with books in major collections in the UK and worldwide.
Her artists books are sensual. They can be experienced through sense of touch. Their subject matter is primarily focused on the conceptualisation of the garden and the landscape. She combines the use of photography, printmaking and illustration, with specific focus on using sympathetic materials and physical formats to suit the concept of the book.