Material Knowledge is a once a month peer-led activity held at the Cubitt Education Studio for School for Artist Educator participants, friends, artists and others.
The first session on Monday 31st October 2011 involved some hands-on exploration of bookbinding techniques, making notebooks and sketchbooks.
Future sessions will provide the opportunity to work together to think about other techniques, skills and materials to develop new ideas and skills for direct use in educational projects and artists own work.
A basic technique was demonstrated and the artists were quick in their response to create individual and innovative design if their own.
The evening was an informal yet industrious affair fuelled by tea, clementines, flap-jacks and classical music and everyone ended the session with some finished products ready for use.
The value of gathering together to share practical, social and philosophical ideas never depreciates and it is easy to see why this tradition has stood the test of time.
The next event will be on Monday 5th Dec 2011 5-7pm.