Wild Sharing – Book Binding

The first of our Wild Sharing series of events was a handmade book binding workshop led by book artist and printmaker Lina Avramidou.

These workshops offer a communal approach intended to bring like-minded individuals together for an informal session of peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing, in a creative, rural setting. This inaugural event, which provided an introduction to making a multi-sectioned, hand bound book with hard cover, proved to be hugely popular and quickly sold out.

Taking place at our remote off-road residential venue, Sudborough Green Lodge, the event was postponed once due to inaccessibility following heavy snow – however but it was worth the wait! Our eager group of participants were delighted to finally be able to get started making books and after an introduction to Lina’s work, they were all soon learning about paper grains, endpapers, folding, stitching, spine lining and casing in. By the end of the day each person’s book was so beautifully made as to be indistinguishable from Lina’s expert examples.

Thank you to Lina for providing a wonderful and inspiring day and well done to all who attended for making some amazing hand made books.

Book Binding

The Outdoor Institute of Art is an alternative art school conceived by Yasmin Canvin, with a curriculum which will consist of discussions, skills and knowledge sharing events between artists, experts in relevant fields, the arts sector and members of the public. With specific focus on artists using digital technology, artists working with Special Educational Needs students, a mentoring programme for early career artists, and a training programme for arts organisations to deliver outdoor education workshops.

The Outdoor Institute of Art will be delivered across 6 terms over 2 years, through a series of modules:

Wild Sharing workshops – a creative and social opportunity for informal skill and knowledge sharing.
Wild Learning workshops – conceptually led training session and activities for artists working outdoors.
Free Exchange discussions – discussions between an artist and an expert, exploring connections between art and the everyday.
Artist Talks – talks held at and led by the current artist in residence at Fineshade Wood.