Making Artists’ Books

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30 FREE
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What is an artist’s book? And why are they made?

Whilst an artist’s book can be a work of art in book form, it can also experiment with that form. Discover the wonder of these unique objects in this hands-on workshop for Key Stage 2 students. Led by art specialists, learners will create their own artist book to take back to the classroom.

In the first part of the session, learners will be introduced to our unique collection of books created by women artists on display in our Treasures of the British Library gallery. Developing critical thinking and visual literacy skills, they will look at how artists have used experimentation and imagination to break the mould of the traditional book form.

The second half of the workshop will see students take part in a making activity to create an artist book. They will experiment with a range of art and design techniques including folding, printing embossing and collage.


Age group: Year 3 - 6
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30
Length: 90 minutes
Group size:

Minimum 10 students; maximum 30 students (no minimum number for SEN groups)

Key skills: Art and Design
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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