Children’s & Adults Workshop : Make a Book In A Day : Saatchi Gallery : Ages 7+ : Dates tbc



Learn how to make a book in a day. Come to the Saatchi Gallery for this special workshop that combines the art of book-making with the opportunity to express yourself in paint. The hardback, blank-paged, A6 book you make will have a hand-painted cover, coloured endpapers and a hand-stitched text block made from exotic recycled paper. The workshop is a fabulous introduction to the making of books and to the painting techniques of Expressionist art. Equipment used is non-specialist, so you can continue book-making at home, and step by step illustrated online tutorials are exclusively available to help you. “Thank you for a really enjoyable day. I keep thinking about it and how many more books I can make. Now I have the link to the online tutorials there will be no stopping me!” Ida Montague, course participant on the Saatchi book-making course

Next workshop date to be confirmed.

Places are limited to a maximum group size of 12, so please book ahead.

Course tutors: Alan O’Cain, artist and Juliet Lunn, book-maker.

Cost per adult £45 and children under 14 cost £35 (including all materials to make your book)

Course times: 11.30am – 5.00pm

Minimum Age of 7, any children under 14 taking part must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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Saatchi Gallery opened in Chelsea in October 2008.

Admission is free to all exhibitions.
The Duke of York’s HQ, Sloane Square, offers an ideal environment to view contemporary art, with very large well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The Gallery occupies the entire 70,000 sq ft building giving the gallery scope for a book shop, educational facilities and a restaurant café/bar. It is ideally located in a central London location on Kings Road, Chelsea.

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Opening hours:
10am-6pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5:30pm

Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road

By Underground:
The gallery is 3-4 minutes walk from Sloane Square Underground (District and Circle lines) and 10-12 minutes’ walk from Victoria (Victoria, District & Circle lines).

By Bus:
11,19,22,49,211,319 (King’s Road), 11,137,211 (Lower Sloane Street).

By Train:
The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It is 10-12 minutes’ walk from the gallery.

Assisted or ramp access is available at the Gallery’s main entrance. All floors have lifts and there is level access between the galleries on each floor. Wheelchairs are available upon request.

There are two blue badge disabled parking bays to the rear of the Gallery which can be accessed via Turk’s Row off Lower Sloane Street. Booking well in advance is essential. To reserve a disabled parking bay or a wheelchair please telephone 0207 811 3085.

Please note that you will need to check-in large rucksacks and bags with the Gallery’s cloakroom on arrival.