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Upcoming classes at Studio Place Arts

I’d like to start off by thanking everyone for the support I received after my last post. That post was really hard to write. In general, I am not very comfortable with being vulnerable.

However, I’m really glad I took the risk. I never could have imagined the big, warm hug that has enveloped me for the past week.  I am truly touched.

Thank you.

Okay, enough with the mushy. I have two classes coming up in October, both at Studio Place Arts (a.k.a. SPA) in Barre, Vermont. One is for adults and the other for teens, ages 14 – 18. To register for a class, call the SPA office at (802) 479-7069.

Here’s the scoop:

 

Peek-a-Boo Journal (a two-day workshop)Handmade journal by Blue Roof Designs

Dates: October 1, 2009 & October 8, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: SPA Members $55/Non-Members $65, $15 materials fee

Description: In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.

The book covers will include a cut-out window, which offers many opportunities for personalization — photos, pressed flowers, theater tickets — if it’s flat, you can use it.

Participants are encouraged to bring small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items to both decorate the covers and include in the windows. Additional materials will be available for use during the class. Each participant will leave class with a completed book and basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. Participants will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used. Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

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Strappy Journal (ages 14 – 18)Handmade journal by Blue Roof Designs

Date: October 3, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free! Free! Free!

Description: Journals are great for so many things – exploring our creative selves, recording dreams and feelings, documenting travels, or preserving details of our daily lives. Why not make a journal of your own, just the way you want it – it’s easy!

In this workshop, we will use a binding that allows the book to remain flat when opened, making it perfect for use as a sketchbook or journal.

Participants are encouraged to bring collage materials to decorate the covers of your book. Additional materials will be available for use during the class. Each participant will leave class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience necessary.

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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