Architectural Book Structures with Sarah Wills-Brown with OVADA

Venue, Timing, Cost

Saturday, 24 June 2023
£75 (Pay Less and Pay it Forward options available)

When? Saturday 24th June, 10-4pm, with 1 hour lunch break

What? This workshop provides the perfect opportunity for participants to unleash their creativity by exploring the world of paper manipulation and decoration. The session is designed to introduce simple paper engineering techniques that enable participants to create a unique folded architectural book structure. Be prepared to leave the session with plenty of ideas to create more handmade books for yourself!

Through a series of practical exercises, participants will learn how to use folded elements to create exciting pages that conceal and reveal details and information. The workshop also covers how to create a decorative cover by adapting existing cardboard packaging, which will house the pages of the book. The interior and exterior spaces of OVADA Gallery will be used as inspiration and participants will have time to explore the gallery's unique interior and exterior surfaces to gather inspiration for their book's pages. In addition to paper engineering, the workshop also covers the use of colours, symbols, and textural surface techniques like frottage and collage to enhance the reader's experience. Paper punches and stamps will also be available for participants to add further detailing to their creations.

Who? All welcome; no experience necessary; age 16+ (under 18s should attend with an adult). Max group size: 14.

How? Purchase at the OVADA website link | Standard Cost: £75 / Pay Less: £60 / Pay more: £90

If your preferred ticket type is fully booked, please contact for help.

Materials: Almost all of the materials are provided but you are encouraged to bring:

- A small selection of small cardboard boxes/card inserts or packaging which are ideal for our book constructions. (ones that normally end up in recycling)!

- An HB or 2B pencil

- An A4 or A3 cutting mat or a very thick piece of card

- A dessert spoon - (to help better creasing of your folded paper edges)

- A ruler

Accessibility info

Please note participants may need to walk up and down the stairs from the education space throughout the day as we will be exploring different parts of the gallery to gather textures and architectural details as well as outside areas. Please get in touch if this may prevent you from attending.

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