An introduction to handmade books and print techniques

Saturday 6 December 2008
11.00am - 4.00pm
30, (25 concessions) please book 0161 235 8888,

Spend the weekend learning printmaking techniques and create a handmade book with artist Daksha Patel. This two day course is a perfect opportunity to make a special Christmas present for someone.

What's the course about?
This course offers an introduction to making books by hand. Inspired by objects of your choice from our Gallery of Craft and Design, you'll explore colour, shape and pattern and produce a series of drawings, collages and prints.

Artist Daksha Patel will demonstrate printing techniques and guide you through the process of making a book. By the end of the course you'll have created a unique book illustrated with your own artworks inspired by the collections at Manchester Art Gallery.

Who teaches the course?
Daksha Patel is an artist who lives and works in Manchester. She's previously exhibited her work at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston, and has upcoming exhibitions at the Central Art Gallery, Ashton and The Courtyard, Hereford.

Who's the course for?                                                                                                    This course is particularly suitable for beginners, but people with all levels and abilities are welcome. If you've always wanted to make your own books, then this course is for you. You'll produce a simple book illustrated with your own artwork - complete within just two days.

What do I need to bring?
Nothing! All the materials will be provided.

What about lunch?
There'll be a one hour lunch break. Lunch isn't provided, but there will be hot drinks available. You can bring your own lunch and eat it in our education studios. Or you can try the delicious food served in our cafe! There are other places to eat in the nearby area, if you prefer.

Booking Information
Interested in booking a place? Phone 0161 235 8888. Payment can be made at the Gallery Information point with cash, credit/debit card, or with a cheque made payable to ‘Manchester City Council’.

What if I find out I can’t come?
Places are limited and there may be people who are on a waiting list for a place. If you can’t come for any reason please notify the gallery as soon as possible. We may be able to refund your money, if the cancellation is made at least a week before the course.

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