|Paper birds made with Andy Singleton's instruction - a fun evening!|
Next month, we will still be working with paper to try bookbinding, with Timid Elk.
Timid Elk trained in ceramics but found more joy in creating the paper test pieces - and so now mostly works with paper. Her work includes exquisitely intricate shaped paper pieces, and she has designed a workshop for us with her trademark use of old Ordinance Survey Maps.
Some of you may have seen a piece of Timid Elk work on display in Wakefield before - including the gorgeous lamp that was on display outside the museum for the 2014 Lit Fest.
|This lamp was made by Timid Elk|
|Close-up of this extraordinary piece|
Of course, in a day's workshop, we can't expect to be able to create something like this!
To get a taste of the techniques, we are running a day's workshop on Saturday 12th December to create a hand-bound book.
Create a Hand Bound Book - with Timid Elk
Wakefield Museum Learning Zone
10am to 4pm
Adult session – ages 18+
£15 per head – including light refreshments (Lunch not provided, but there is a café on site)
Learn the technique of hand binding to create an individual sketchbook/notebook. Decorate your book by taking inspiration and utilising a selection of Ordinance Survey maps.
Bookings with full payment must be made in advance. Click here to follow a link to online payments