Japanese Book-making & Box-making.

20th – 24th, 2018
Tutor: Lucy May Schofield
Course Fee: £360

We are delighted to welcome back Lucy May Schofield to our visiting tutor line-up for 2018. We've been trying to pin her down since she was last here in 2016, when she taught book and box making and Mokahanga printmaking in just 1 week! The feedback was that it would be great to get her back to spend a whole week on each subject. Even though it has taken two years to deliver, we are thrilled to be offering back to back weeks with Lucy May in Japanese Book and Box-making and Mokahanga printmaking. Lucy-May studied the art of book and box making in Japan. She is an excellent teacher and inspirational artist. Enjoy!

This week-long workshop is an opportunity to master both Japanese book binding and Japanese box making.

Over the course of the week you will learn the skills to make a selection of 5 different binding styles or Toji  (Four hole - Chinese, Five hole - Korean, Noble, Tortoise Shell and Hemp Leaf) housed within a stunning fold-down Box with bone clasps, a Hako Chitsu.

This unique course will give you the opportunity to create a selection of the strongest, most elegant and practical bindings for artists working with the book form as well as a beautiful way to present and protect them.

All courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential is you are signing up for an outdoor-based course. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day!