Summer 2021 Workshops

Upcycled Lunch Sack Journal

Sunday, June 6,

Noon--4:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD

The lowly lunch sack becomes a lovely blank journal in this popular class.  Makes a wonderful travel notebook, nature journal, garden journal, art journal, or scrapbook.

Upcycled Mail Art Wallets

Sunday, June 20

During Handmade Book Club Retreat

Members of the Handmade Book Club (run by Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs) will learn how to turn their junk mail envelopes into clever collaged wallets or pocketbooks during this weekend retreat that is free to members. 

Past Workshops

Soap Box Books

Students turn a common soap box into a small, hardcover book with a cloth-covered spine and contrast stitching. These books are not only fun to make, but easy to carry around for jotting reminders or creating small sketches

Collaged Cards in Folded Case

Students make a set of collaged playing cards as well as a book structure to house them. Book structure based on Hedi Kyle's Blizzard Book from her book "The Art of the Fold"

Cereal Box Mini Notebooks

Cereal boxes are given new life as a set of mail-themed mini notebooks. Students learn proper folding, gluing and stitching techniques, as well as how to create a button and string closure from scratch

Star Book Holiday Ornament

Old book pages become a stunning, star-shaped holiday ornament using simple but clever folding techniques and rubber stamping. Students leave with three different ornaments of different sizes.

Greeting Card Keepsake Book

Treasured cards from friends and loved ones are bound into a gorgeous book structure where they can be protected and perused in quiet moments. Students bring their own cards and leave with a beautiful bound book

Marbled Greeting Cards

Students learn an easy and fun technique for marbling paper with shaving cream and food coloring

Envelope Organizer

Kraft envelopes become a hardcover organizer, perfect for organizing papers, storing a collection, or stashing maps and postcards while traveling.