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Workshops/Exhibits

As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops - the topics you want on days you are available.  Costs are dependent on topics, time, and how many folks come along with you.  Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Taste of Bookbinding – Wednesday evenings, Oct 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at my ArtConnections studio, 629 Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  We will learn four bookbinding techniques:  a simple pop-up book (Oct 11), a blizzard binding (Oct 18), a Japanese stab binding (Oct 25), and the pamphlet stitch (Nov 1),   Each binding style has numerous variations which will also be explored. Cost:  $30* for a single evening or $100* for all four sessions.  To register or for more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Papermaking with Local Plants– Saturday & Sunday, Oct 21 (10 am – 5 pm) and Oct 22 (12-6 pm), at Wilkes Art Gallery, 913 C Street, N. Wilkesboro, NC.  Learn to make sheets of paper from local plant fibers:  prepare pulp, pull sheets and include embellishments.  You will leave with lots of paper suitable for journaling, bookmaking, or a variety of other artistic purposes and a sample book. Cost:  $100  For more info or to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To pay online using PayPal:  https://www.wilkesartgallery.org/donate.

Basic Marbling – Saturday, Oct 28, 10 am – 4 pm, at my ArtConnections Studio, 629 Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  Cost $80*  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shaker-inspired Books – Nov 5-11, at the John C. Campbell School Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Shaker life embraces unity of purpose and simplicity.  While keeping things simple, they sought efficiency in work.  The culminating book structure taught this week, a wood-covered Secret Belgian binding, embraces these principles in its simp le elegance and high functionality.  During this workshop, students will learn three books that cumulatively build on one another:  a simple paper-covered French linked binding; a hardback with Davey board and a Secret Belgian binding; and the wood-covered version.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Longstitch Binding – Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 4 pm, at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.  Longstitch Binding is a method of attaching folded pages directly to the cover that allows for unique and creative patterns on the spine.  It also lends itself well to adding decorative elements (beads, unmatched earrings, ribbon, etc).  Students will use book cloth or repurposed leather for the book covers.  The class is then guided through the planning and execution of each student’s unique spine design.  The resulting books are highly functional as guest books, journals, sketchbooks, letters-to-grandchildren, garden planners, and much more!  To register or for more info:  http://www.randolphartsguild.com/programs/classes-2/

Introduction to Marbling – Saturday, December 9, 10 am – 4 pm, at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.  Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  To register or for more info:  http://www.randolphartsguild.com/programs/classes-2/

Interactive Books: Design, Decorate & Build – Feb 11-16, 2018, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Pop-ups, tunnel books, flip-flops, and more!  Books with moveable parts always delight and entertain.  Learn a variety of folded and glued structures that are designed to have more interaction than simply turning the pages.  We will decorate pages using several methods and design books to best show off the story or message you wish to share.  All levels welcome.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Kakishibui (Persimmon) Dye Techniques – Feb 16-18, 2018, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Kakishibui is a Japanese dye made from the fermented juice of astringent persimmons.  This dye imparts a rich brown color and water-resistant, strengthening, and antibacterial properties to paper.  It also interacts with sunlight, allowing for a variety of artistic effects.  Join us to explore the possibilities!  Create a number of sheets of paper, along with a small Japanese stab-bound sampler book.  Suitable for all experience levels.  .  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

 

 

 *Receive a 10% discount if registration is paid in full at least two weeks in advance.  Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to start of class for refund.

 I would be delighted to offer a customized workshop for any group. Please contact me and let's talk about sharing my knowledge and skills.

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