Edinburgh College of Art, Tom McEwan and Gillan Stewart, 2023
Tom McEwan and Gillian Stewart ran a one-day workshop for Students at Edinburgh College of Art funded by The Printing Charity.
In the morning Gillian ran a workshop for 12 students, where they made a multiple section exposed spine book using the students’ own artwork and sketches for the hardcovers and for some pages. She was keen to show how they could make their own books once working on their own, so they also covered paper and material selection, grain direction, tools and suppliers.
In the afternoon, Tom led 15 students in making a concertina book with guarded joints and drummed on covers. It was a mixed group of students from across textiles, photography, contemporary art practice and graphic design, all of whom were enthusiastic and keen to learn.