As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops – in fact, I find it preferable to schedule 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 .

The Book as Art Object: Local Artists Share Their Work – Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, June through mid-August, at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. I am excited that three of my unique creations will be featured in this exhibit: Romanian Doors, a collaborative piece with a Romanian bookbinder; Homesteading, made from wood left over from friends’ remodeling project of their 1760’s home and retrieved from a fire; and The (In)Compleat Angler, created using Islandic fish leathers.  For more info:  https://zsr.wfu.edu

There will be an artist’s reception, Tuesday, Sep 10, 4 – 6:30 pm, at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

DADA Members Selected Show – Opening reception August 2 Gallery Hop, 7-10 pm, North Trade Street Arts Center – 604-A N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Show hangs through the month of August 2019. I will be among the many local artists exhibiting so please stop by.

NC Folk Festival – Friday – Sunday, Sep 6-8, in downtown Greensboro, NC.  This three-day festival celebrates the spirit and legacy of the National Folk Festival in our community! NCFF presents hundreds of incomparable performing artists and features the Marketplace with local artisans and Made in NC products. For more info: https://ncfolkfestival.com/

Papermaking: From Rags and Weeds to Finished Book – Sun – Sat, 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 of recipes for the papers we have made. To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Intro to Marbling – Saturday, Oct 5, 11 am – 3 pm, at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax, VA.  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:  https://chestnutcreekarts.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

Dos-a-dos (Back-to-Back) Binding – Sun – Sat, Jan 5-11, 2020, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Literally meaning “back-to-back,” this binding style allows two books to be attached sharing a back cover, and several different forms are possible.  Using Coptic stitch for binding, learn all the techniques needed to complete at least two books, and gain knowledge for future projects as well.  These blank books are perfect for sharing and billing with “pairings,” such as love letters of your parents.  Beginners are welcome, and those with experience will enhance their skills.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Float What?! – Sun – Sat, Feb 16-22, 2020, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Immerse yourself in the history, artistry, chemistry, language, and magic of marbling.  Marbling involves floating pigments on water and crating designs with a variety of tools and methods.  In this class, we will be marbling on paper, fabric, leather, and wood.  Each participant will end theworkshop with a supply of beautiful designs suitable for a variety of artistic purposes.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Oct 4-10, 2020, 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 two 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.

 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.