Book Arts Workshops Devised & Delivered By Guy Begbie

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‘Orange Rumba’  Video Short  (GB Bristol 2012)
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‘Brisbane Dérive’  Bookworks Series  (GB Brisbane 2016)

Independent Bookbinding Workshops & Masterclasses taught by internationally established book artist, designer, university art & design lecturer and bookbinder Guy Begbie.

The book is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all art forms. The book as a visual medium can provide links and meeting points between art disciplines. Guy Begbie demonstrates this both in his practice as a multi-disciplinary artist and in his teaching.

The workshops range from one day to five day intensive courses that include both traditional and unorthodox bookbinding, altered books and reconfigured narratives, paper engineering, kinetic book constructions and architectural book structures. All courses are designed to be appropriate for people with or without previous bookbinding experience. Masterclasses are delivered in the context of continuing professional development.

Courses are limited to 15 participants.

Guy Begbie is an interdisciplinary artist, bookbinder & university associate lecturer currently based in Wales, UK. As an independent internationalist artist, he makes book works influenced by a core interest in parallels between historical bookbinding structures & architectural/sculptural forms. He works in a variety of media, that includes traditional bindery materials, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculptural casting and film-making. He uses non-linear narrative to investigate the book in transition from a folded 2D closed object to a 3D open and expanded construction. His works allude to spatial qualities experienced while making a passage or a dérive through both natural and built environments.

Guy Begbie exhibits his work and delivers independent workshops internationally. In 2016 he delivered book arts masterclasses at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, where he also gave the ‘Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016′. He was a recipient of a ‘Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2017’ and during 2016-17, he engaged in three artists’ residencies in Australia, researching & developing new works at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane; Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra and Cicada Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney. His work is held in state library, university and private collections in Australia and university library and private artists book collections in the UK.

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Online Zoom Book Arts Workshops 2020

For further details and booking please use the following links:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-zoom-bookbinding-workshop-drum-leaf-binding-begbiebook-tickets-108420835638

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-bookmaking-workshop-dos-a-dos-and-interleaved-double-section-books-tickets-108820035656

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Bookmaking Workshop

The Drum Leaf Binding with Hard Cover Boards

To be taught as an Online Zoom Book Workshop on Monday 15th June 2020

09.30am – 4.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

There will be short tea breaks in the morning and afternoon as well as a 45 minute lunch break

This workshop is designed for participants with or without bookbinding experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to make an adhesive based book structure with full-page spreads. The book with hardback covers will open flat and has no stitching through the centre folds.

The Drum Leaf Binding structure is ideal for photographers and printmakers, or those presenting visual narratives without the disruption of sewing thread dominating visual continuity in page content.

The pages in this book structure are made of single sided folios. This makes the task of printing and layout imposition of page content relatively straightforward.

Materials to be acquired by the participants for the workshop

1 x A4 size piece of Greyboard / Strawboard for the book’s cover boards. It needs to be approximately 2.5 mm thickness (with the grain running along its length).This can be tested by flexing the board along its length and then comparing the resistance by then flexing it along its width. Flexing along the length is easier when the grain is running lengthways).

1 x A1 size sheet of cartridge paper  (long grain / grain running along the length) can also be tested for grain direction by flexing the paper to see which direction has the least resistance (should be lengthways).

If A1 cartridge paper is not available then use 2 sheets of A2 size cartridge paper instead
(this should have the grain running along width of the paper, again flex the paper to use the resistance test).

2 x A4 size of coloured paper stock between 120gsm and 160gsm (this will be used for covering the book cover boards. If required, each of the two book cover boards can be covered with different colour papers as they are covered separately from the spine of the book.

A small piece of coloured book cloth
(13 cm x 6cm) will be needed for covering the exposed spine section of the book ( the colour of the cloth can be complimentary to the coloured paper used for covering the book cover boards.

If book cloth is unavailable, then a piece of clean etching scrim (cut to the same dimensions) would be suitable.

A piece of craft paper (brown paper) also cut to 13cm x 6cm dimensions will also be needed.

PVA glue, a small glue brush and a receptacle/jar for the glue.

Tools

A bone folder or similar alternative (e.g. a standard all stainless steel bread and butter cutlery knife or a wooden clay workers modeling tool) will be used for scoring and reinforcing page folds.

A small Cutting Mat.

A Stanley knife and a scalpel or craft knife.

A flat 30cm / 1ft steel ruler.

A bookbinders Pricker or similar (e.g. an etching needle, a pointed awl or a darning needle with a cork over the eye end) for marking paper and greyboard.

A bookbinders Clip Point Knife or similar (e.g. an old thin and flat flat bladed kitchen knife) for cutting through folds in the cartridge paper page stock.

Waste paper (cut into 5cm wide 20cm lengths) for gluing. Printer or copier paper is ideal for this, keep several A4 pieces aside for the cover glue pasting process.

Workshop Tutor

Guy Begbie

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-zoom-bookbinding-workshop-drum-leaf-binding-begbiebook-tickets-108420835638

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Bookmaking Workshop – (Two Book structures)

A Dos-à-Dos Pamphlet Stitched Book & An Interleaved Double Section Pamphlet stitched Book With Tabbed Closures

To be taught as an Online Zoom Book Workshop on Saturday 20th June 2020

09.30am – 4.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

There will be short tea breaks in the morning and afternoon as well as a 45minute lunch break

Make 2 innovative, aesthetically pleasing and durable pocket size soft cover bound books using very basic equipment and materials.

This workshop is designed for participants with or without bookbinding experience. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make and take home 2 books. Both are versatile double section soft cover bindings. The Dos-à-Dos book is a compound binding with the placement of the two sections back to back, in order to be viewed separately. Historically this was a popular form of binding together related volumes of literary works. The Interleaved book consists of two sections, positioned within a soft cover to enable the viewing of them both independently or interleaved to change the sequencing. This book also has additional pull out concertina pages and the cover has a tabbed closure.

Materials to be acquired by the participants for the workshop

2 x A1 size sheets of Cartridge Paper (long grain / grain running along the length) this can be tested for grain direction by flexing the paper to see which direction has the least resistance (long grain paper should be easier to flex along its length). The Cartridge Paper should be approximately between 120gsm and 160gsm in weight.

If A1 Cartridge Paper is not available then use 2 sheets of A2 size Cartridge Paper instead (this should have the grain running along width of the paper, again flex the paper to test it using the resistance test). The Cartridge Paper should be approximately between 120gsm and 160gsm in weight.

4 x A4 size sheets of Coloured Paper stock between 120gsm and 160gsm (this will be used for making the end papers).

2 x A2 size pieces of Coloured Card approximately 250gsm to 300gsm in weight (in 2 different compatible colours) for making the book covers. The card needs to be long grain with the grain running along the length, flex the paper to test it using the resistance test.

PVA Glue, a small Glue Brush and a Receptacle/Jar for the glue.

Tools

A Bone Folder or similar (e.g. a standard all stainless steel bread and butter cutlery knife or a wooden clay workers modeling tool) will be used for scoring and reinforcing page folds.

A small Cutting Mat.

A scalpel or craft knife.

A flat 30cm / 1ft Steel Ruler.

A medium sized sewing needle and a 1 metre length of linen sewing thread.

A bookbinders Pricker or similar (e.g. an etching needle or a darning needle with a cork over the eye end) for making sewing holes.

A bookbinders Clip Point Knife or similar (e.g. an old thin and flat flat bladed kitchen knife) for cutting through folds in the cartridge paper page stock.

Waste paper (cut into 5cm wide 20cm lengths) for gluing. Printer or copier paper is ideal for this.

Workshop Tutor

Guy Begbie

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-bookmaking-workshop-dos-a-dos-and-interleaved-double-section-books-tickets-108820035656

Guy Begbie Dos-à-Dos Pamphlet Stitched Book & An Interleaved Double Section Pamphlet stitched Book With Tabbed Closures

Contact Guy Begbie

email: g.begbie@live.co.uk

telephone:  01558685470  or  +44(0)7989393015

http://www.guybegbie.com

 

One Day Book Making Workshops are often held at:
Bath Artists’ Studios The Old Malthouse
Comfortable Place Upper Bristol Road
Bath BA1 3AJ

N.B. Currently there are no Begbiebook workshops scheduled at BAS

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‘Crossing Divides’ series:  (GB   Sydney Australia / Wales UK, 2017-2018)
(Recent Exhibition Listing in ‘BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER’ No 119 page 2) 
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/pdf/newspdfs/119.pdf
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‘Bookscape: Recto Verso’  Video Short  (GB Llansawel, Wales 2015)
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