Hand-made Books

In honour of National Book Lovers Day, make your own hand-bound leather or pleather sketchbook to use and treasure for years to come.

Hand-made Books

About Hand-made Books

In honour of National Book Lovers Day, make your own hand-bound leather or pleather sketchbook to use and treasure for years to come. Take inspiration from the Victoria Crowe exhibition and experiment with a range of mark-making techniques to create decorative facing pages for your sketchbook. Then learn how to bind all your pages together and add some personal touches to create a unique and usable book. With artist Cassandra Barron.

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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

16th November 2019 - 1st March 2020
This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland with the artworks having an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.
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Join us at the City Art Centre on 11th January and hear from five of the artists in the Beneath the Surface exhibition as they come together to talk about their work!
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Taking inspiration from the artworks in City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition you will explore the meditative and mindful potential of stitch in this workshop on 25th January!
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Join tapestry artist Fiona Hutchison at this masterclass and examine how the warp and weft of woven tapestry lends itself to exploring minimalism.
BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’

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15th February 2020
Join us at City Art Centre on 15th February for a BSL interpreted tour of 'Beneath the Surface', an exhibition featuring work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland.
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Minimalism in Focus: Subtraction and Extraction

28th February 2020
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29th February 2020
Inspired by the exhibition 'Beneath the Surface' at the City Art Centre, join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a printmaking workshop using simple monoprinting and relief methods.

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