Inspired by Nature Art Show & Sale – Friday – Sunday, Jan 18-20, Gateway Nature Preserve fundraiser, 564 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem. The Gateway Nature Preserve is dedicated to urban nature conservation and to connecting people, especially children, with nature. This show features artists whose work focuses on the natural world. For more info: http://gatewaynaturepreserve.org/new-events/
Fabric Marbling – Saturday, Jan 19, 10 am – 4 pm, at Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC. Learn the magic of marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools. Create both traditional and contemporary patterns. Participants will leave with at least one lovely silk scarf that is wearable and washable and at least one cotton square suitable for sewing projects. To register or for more info: http://www.randolphartsguild.com/
Celebrate Love & Spring with a Longstitch Journal – Saturday, Feb 2, 10 am – 4 pm, at Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC. Now is the perfect time to celebrate Spring and Valentine’s Day. 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 bookcloth 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 journals, sketchbooks, garden planners, and much more! To register or for more info: http://www.randolphartsguild.com/
Senior Services Art Show & Sale – Saturday, Mar 2, 10 am – 3 pm, at 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. This free event is a benefit for Meals-on-Wheels, which provides healthy meals to Forsyth County housebound seniors in need. Last year’s show was an overwhelming success – enough money was raised to provide nearly 18,000 healthy meals to homebound seniors in need in Forsyth County. For more info: http://www.seniorservicesinc.org
Wood, Windows, and Wow! – Sunday thru Friday, Mar 24-29, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Create a lovely wood-covered book that fits well in the hand. It will have a window in which to display your own decorative or treasured item. The book will be bound using multi-needle Coptic stitching (dating from 4thcentury C.E.), and will include decorative endband stitching. To register or for more info: https://www.folkschool.org/
Longstitch Lettering – Saturday and Sunday, Apr 6-7, at Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Longstitch binding is a method of attaching folded pages directly to the cover that allows for unique and creative patterns on the spine. With longstitch lettering, the creative pattern is a name, word, or initials. Students will begin by creating blank textblock of 8-12 signatures and then using leather or bookcloth to create the book cover. The class is then guided through the planning, layout, and execution of each student’s unique spine design. The resultingbooks are highly functional as guest books, journals, sketchbooks, gifts, letters-to-grandchildren, garden planners, and much more! To register or for more info: http://www.morganconservatory.org/
Marbling on Paper – Saturday, Apr 13, 10 am – 5 pm, at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. 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://contemporarycraft.org/education/
Coptic Stitch Binding – Sunday, Apr 14, 10 am – 5 pm, at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. 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. To register or for more info: http://contemporarycraft.org/education/
Papermaking from Rags and Weeds - Sunday – Saturday, Sep 15-21, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Learn how to make your own paper from recycled rags and plant fiber. You will learn traditional cotton or linen rag sheet production, along with using garden plants for more ‘artistic’ papers. We will end the week with a sampler book with recipes for the papers we have made. To register or for more info: https://www.folkschool.org/
Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Dec 8-14, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Combine wooden, marquetry adorned covers with Secret Belgian binding to create unique and festive books ideal for a guest/registry book, journal, or holiday gift-giving. Marquetry is the art and craft of applying veneer to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The Secret Belgian Binding, which is neither a secret nor Belgian in origin, creates a lovely decorative stitch that will complement the wood/marquetry covers. After practicing on a small paper-covered book and a sample piece of marquetry, students can expect to create 2 lovely wood-covered books with marquetry design. 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.
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