Classes We Offer

Book Arts 101
This course introduces students to bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form that dovetails with fiber arts. Students learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create five different book structures. Each book model will explore the opportunities to connect fiber and book arts with techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist dyeing.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series
Coptic Book Binding
Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. In this 3-hour workshop, each student will complete the binding of a book. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their book's cover.
Offered as:
  • After Workshop
Paper Cutting
In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls, and theatrical crankies). Paper-cutting is an elegant, accessible, and moving art form.
Offered as:
  • After Workshop