Workshops, Walks and Talks: Bronwen Bradshaw

Workshops: Making books with Bronwen Bradshaw

Bronwen is an abstract artist specialising in aluminium etching, video and artists books. 
Her prints have a strong contemporary feel, drawing inspiration from music and the natural world; founder member of Somerset Printmakers, Fingerprint and Women in Print; runs Dove Studios in Somerset.

MORNING WORKSHOP: Tuesday 18th  August, 9.30am – 1pm at Somerset Earth Science Centre BA3 5JU

The workshop will start with a brief description of the quarries in the area, their geology and the many unexpected uses to which the quarried materials are put.

Then the workshop participants will be encouraged to look round the SESC, at the rock and fossil collections, photos and books. Art materials will be available to draw, trace, and copy items of interest, and to make rubbings of the stones and fossils.

The third part of the workshop will be to arrange each person’s work as a book; to design a cover; then, using a simple Japanese book binding method, we will sew our work to create individual books to take home.

MORNING WALK: Wednesday 19th August, 9.30-11am at Westdown/Asham Quarry with Bronwen Bradshaw and SWT grasslands expert.  Meet at SESC at 9am (for lift in minibus) or Westdown at 9.30am (your own transport).

This walk ties in with a workshop straight afterwards at SESC, creating books from work created on the walk but you can come on the walk without attending the workshop.  I shall give everyone clipboards with paper attached and pencils and stone rubbing wax crayons. These drawings and rubbings will then be included in books to be made in the afternoon workshop or, if you don’t come to e workshop, you can just take them home!

ALL DAY WORKSHOP: Wednesday 19th August, 11.30 – 3.45 at Somerset Earth Science Centre, BA3 5JU

This workshop ties in with the morning walk in Westdown quarry, creating books from work produced on the walk but you can come to the workshop only.  Meet at SESC.

Workshop participants will be provided with clipboards with paper attached, pencils and stone rubbing wax crayons. Drawings and rubbings will then be compiled into books made in the afternoon.

To book please contact:
Fiona Campbell: or tel: (01749) 880394/07515537224


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