Tag : Studio Place Arts

Paste Paper Gift Wrap workshop at SPA

Yesterday I taught a paste paper workshop at Studio Place Arts and it was wonderful! I had a hard-working group of 9 women, crowded around tables and cranking out vibrant papers. I started by giving a little spiel about paste paper, including the history of the stuff (the technique has been

Mixed Media Cards Marathon

Yesterday I taught a Mixed Media Cards Marathon class at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. I had a wonderfully enthusiastic group of five women who joined me on an adventure through a number of mixed media techniques. I don't think we had room at the table for more than

Pop-Up Basics class at SPA

I recently taught a Pop-Up Basics class at Studio Place Arts. I had a group of seriously hard-working women in the class and they made wonderful work. I consider myself fortunate to always have the best students in my classes. Participants made models using over a dozen different pop-up techniques. My hope

Worktable Wednesday

I recently returned from a 2-week vacation and I've been having re-entry problems. I love being in the studio, but it's hard to transition back to work after traveling for an extended period of time. It's a different kind of life. I finally found something to sink my teeth into -

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on preparations for my upcoming Star and Tunnel Books workshop at Studio Place Arts. I always underestimate how much time I'll need to prepare, so this time I got started early. I have a checklist to help me make sure that I don't forget anything. I love making workshop

Paste Paper Photo Album – Day 1

Yesterday was the first session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. It was the first time I'd ever taught people how to make paste paper and I was really nervous. This technique is pretty much the opposite of bookmaking - it's loose and messy and

Leather Pocket Journals – Part 3

For the past two weeks I've been teaching the third installment of my leather journals class. We have continued working on three signature bindings from Keith Smith's book, Non-Adhesive Binding Volume II: 1-2- & 3-Section Sewings.   I had a great group of six women who completed five bindings, despite my problematic

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