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OBJECT BOOK

Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills, run by artist Chloe Spicer with support from The Wandle Studio Prize (UAL Wimbledon College of Art and Office Estates Ltd).

Chloe is a bookish artist and library curator based in London interested in a future Multi sensory accessibility for the book. Former works involve running Library Raves, edible workshops and bookish performance/live art events.

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Object Book training courses

5 training courses found

Papermaking and Sculptural Bookbinding: Making the Local Papers

A 3 day workshop with artist Jane Ponsford. Make paper from locally sourced cotton textiles (from charity shops or supplied by participants) to create sculptural books for a one week take-over of the window of 'Object Book' at the end of which time the books can be folded shut and taken home by their makers.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 3 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Hand Papermaking for Book Arts - 5 days exploration and experimentation

5 Day Course: Hand Papermaking for Book Artists taught by artist Mandy Brannan "Artists' books are books or book-like objects over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself." Stephen Bury This five-day workshop will introduce both historical and contemporary hand papermaking leading to the understanding of the technical and creative possibilities facilitated by making paper for the book as an expressive format.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 5 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Exploding Human Language (Performance Writing)

Exploding Human Language: This workshop breaks down language-making into three components: sound, movement and mark-making. These components are used as prompts for an embodied encounter with a tree: how do we understand a tree through sound, movement and mark-making? Participants explore getting to know trees through these three frames of reference.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Reading and Writing with a Tree (Performance Writing)

Reading & Writing with a Tree: This workshop explores how our writing and reading practices are shaped by the environments in which we practise them. We will start working with other people's tree texts and proceed to erode and remake them using cutup, collage and adaptation techniques in response to our reflective movement between indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Punk Band Project (for Teen Girls)

It took Rachael Clerke 25 years of really wanting to be in a punk band before it occurred to her - in an inspired of moment of staggering simplicity - that she could just start one. So she did.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time