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Artist Book Classes for Beginners with Margaret Robertson

7 November, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 21 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

| See below for prices

Join Umbrella and artist Margaret Robertson for a short, fun and experimental art-making course over three mornings – 9:30am-12:30pm on Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 November 2020.

Participants of all skill levels will learn a variety of printmaking techniques and use these to make an individualised artist book. An artist book is generally defined “as a book made by an artist and intended as a work of art”. Within this broad category, Margaret will teach basic relief techniques (e.g. linocut and transfer prints) and paper-folding techniques, and encourage participants to hone in on the processes that work for them and their vision. Her inclusive style will also enable participants to use their own reference materials to make their book personalised and unique. Participants are therefore encouraged to bring their own inspirational images (printed or digital) or objects, and metal rulers if possible. All other materials (and morning tea) will be provided.

The classes will all be held in the downstairs Makerspace of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). Participants are required to wear covered footwear, and are encouraged to attend all three sessions to get their value for money and learn all the techniques to make their book.

Tickets (9 hours total classes) $185 each for Umbrella members | $200 each non-members
For Umbrella members, log in to your account to receive your workshop discount
Limited to 12 spaces (ages 16+) | Bookings close 5pm Friday 6 November 2020.

Margaret-RobertsonMargaret Robertson is a Townsville-based artist and printmaker. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (James Cook University), visual arts degrees and certificates (Townsville College of TAFE) and a Certificate III, Information, Digital Media and Technology (Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE). The artist has run numerous workshops and classes for Umbrella and local arts organisations, including artist book and printmaking workshops. She is a long-standing member of Umbrella’s Makerspace Access Group (UMAG) and has been a Makerspace Facilitator for over 5 years.

Left: Margaret Robertson.
Image top: Margaret’s artist book examples.

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please BYO mask if you wish to wear one. Umbrella’s updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.


7 November, 2020 @ 9:30 am
21 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |
408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia