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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..

Coptic Stitch Binding (Private Workshop) – Wednesday, May 9, 10 am- 4 pm, at ArtConnections Studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Coptic stitch is an exposed stitch binding that allows the book to open completely flat, making it ideal for art or written journaling.  We will create a hardback book with covers of decorative paper or book cloth.  We will use the multi-needle Coptic stitch, which dates from the 4th century, C.E.  Cost: $100* (includes all materials).  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Demonstration and Talk on Marbling -  Tuesday, May 15,  7 – 8pm, at the Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC.  Learn about the magic of marbling, which involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Free event.  For more info:  http://www.randolphartsguild.com/

Basic Marbling – Saturday, Jun 2, 10 am – 4 pm, at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 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'. To register or for more info: http://www.sawtooth.org/

Clothbound Case Binding – Wednesday evenings, Jun 6 & 13, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, at ArtConnections studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Create a hardbound book with a decorative paper cover and a book cloth spine.  We begin by sewing the text block and then learn to measure and create both decorative end papers and covers.  Lastly, the text block is attached to the cover.  Cost: $85*  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Old World Marbling – Friday and Saturday, Jun 29 & 30, 10 am – 5 pm, at ArtConnections Studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Explore using watercolor pigments and patterns that were common during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  Cost:  $175* (includes materials).  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Create an Artist Book! Designed for youth ages 10 and up. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings, 9 am to noon, Jul 2, 3, 5, & 6 (No class on Jul 4), at ArtConnections Studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Participants will learn a basic bookbinding style while working in a variety of media to create the interior pages. Methods will include but not be limited to: calligraphy, drawing, photo reproduction, collage and pop-ups. Cost: $150* includes all materials. To register or for more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mt Mitchell Craft Fair – Friday & Saturday, Aug 3 – 4, 9 am – 5 pm, Burnsville, NC.  I am excited to be among the more than 200 artists, crafters and musicians bringing their talents to the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, which is ranked annually as a top summer event in the NC mountains. This is a perfect opportunity to slow down and enjoy craft demonstrations, singing & dancing on the stage, and many other events. For more info: http://www.yanceychamber.com/mt-mitchell-crafts-fair/

North Carolina Folk Festival – Friday thru Sunday, Sep 7-9, in downtown Greensboro, NC.  Be sure to attend this free 3-day celebration of cultural roots and heritage.  For more info:  https://ncfolkfestival.com/

A Day in the Park – Saturday, Sep 15, 11 am – 5 pm, sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, at High Point City Lake Park, High Point, NC. This popular festival offers artists and crafters, live entertainment, living history, and festival fare. Be sure to stop by my booth and view my latest bookbinding and marbling creations. For more info: http://highpointarts.org/arts/community-outreach-programs/day-in-the-park/

 

 

 *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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