Second Saturday is a series of classes exploring simple methods of constructing handmade books and boxes. No experience necessary and students are not required to take all three classes. Masks may be required, space limited to 8 students and must be 18 and older. Bring a lunch; we will not have a long break. **Please note that the July and August Classes are two days, Saturday and Sunday Click On Image Below To Sign Up
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LINK June 10 • 9:30am until 2:00pm • $45.00 The stitch used to sew this book together is called the French Link stitch. It is a non-supported sewing––there are no tapes or cords. The covers are sewn onto the text block. The book incorporates many contemporary ideas about binding--no square, that is, the boards are cut even with the text block, and there is little glue on the spine resulting in a book that opens flat. This book uses a spine cover based on the work of Gary Frost, a contemporary book conservator. It is a good book for beginners.
A JOURNEY BOX July 8 AND July 9 • 9:30 am – 2:00 pm each day • $90.00
This class takes two days. Create a box, based on the accordion fold, with four internal pockets that folds together to form a square. The box can be held together with ribbons, thread, or a simple box lid—your choice. Each of the pockets can be filled with a variety of items. We will make map folds for one pocket, a small portfolio to hold 4” x 6” photos for another pocket, a Contemporary French Link Journal for the third pocket, and a small chipboard box with an acetate window to hold that special piece of ephemera.
BOTANICAL PRINTS Made with a Household Iron August 12 AND August 13 • 9:30 am – 2:00 pm each day • $ 90.00 This two-day class explores ways to do eco printing without boiling pots or steaming pans. We will use the heat, steam, and pressure of a household iron to press flowers and leaves onto paper giving us beautiful botanical prints. We will enhance our prints using watercolor, colored pencil, stencils, spackle, stamp pads, silkscreens, and gold foil to make multi-media images.