Thursday, September 5, 2013

Keepsake Book-Box Workshop

If there's one thing I've grown into and truly love, it's teaching workshops.  While I enjoyed my years teaching young kids, watching their eyes light up and their projects come to fruition, it's the adults that go forth with the same emotions in the classes I teach these days that really get me excited.

The book box class is one I've taught a couple times and am still getting requests for.  It's seemingly simple, but a construction that is detailed and, for many, collaging is actually a new process.  

I really love hunting for the perfect old books and gathering the ephemera for students' kits.  It's exciting to start in and have each person gather their materials, big smile on their faces, in a entirely new way, totally unique to the way they see colors, textures, words and images.  

I'm thrilled to announce I'll be leading a workshop on this keepsake book-box at my sister's shop, French General, next month and sign ups are happening HERE now.


Rose Brier Studio said...

I hope your class went well. I loved learning how to make these book/boxes. The ones I've made for gifts have been wonderfully received.

Hope your autumn is lovely. I miss autumn in LA.

Mary Lawson said...


Are you able to post step by step.. I love this idea and would love to have a go.. but I have a feeling that I am a little far away to come to a class as I am in Cambridge (England).
My friend has a little boy and I think this would be a beautiful way to store all of his keep sakes.