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Make your own artist's sketchbook

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Subject Area

Art and design


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date





25 Feb 2021
6 weeks

- Fees subject to change
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This exciting course is for anyone interested in creating a personal journal.

You will experiment with drawing, collage and printmaking techniques; all of which will be brought together into a hand-made sketchbook!  By combining recycled papers together with your own artwork, the result will be a unique personal artist’s sketchbook/ journal that you can take away and continue. 

You will leave with a personal hand-made journal/ artist’s sketchbook full of your own produced artwork. 

The course will be run by artists Madalyn Taylor and Liz Lake, both of whom teach at Banbury College. 

Madalyn has spent her career as an Art tutor at various schools and colleges for over 18 years. She specialises in mixed media work. She has always valued the use of sketchbooks; seeing them as personal journals, where margins are packed with handwriting and the drawings show constant exploration of the given theme. She trained at Birmingham University and Exeter College.
Liz Lake is an artist who works across printmaking, sculpture and installation. She completed her MA from the Royal College of Art in 2013 and has recently had artwork commissioned by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Coventry Biennial 2019 and Cardiff University.

What I'll learn

You will learn and develop:

  • drawing and collage techniques
  • simple bookbinding techniques
  • dry-point etching
  • screen-printing from stencils


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

You do not need to bring anything; we will provide basic materials.

However, if you wish to work from personal objects, photographs, letters or memories, then please bring them along to the first session!


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.