Fall 2021 Workshops

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Star Book Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, November 13,

10am--1:00pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD

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

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Crown Book with Envelope Pages

Saturday, Dec 11

11am--3pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD

A simple stack of Kraft envelopes and an old book become a stunning journal with pockets in this new class. Students will learn the fabled Crown Binding spine structure invented by book artist and conservator Hedi Kyle.

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Past Workshops

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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

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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"

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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

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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.

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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

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Envelope Organizer

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

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Upcycled Lunch Sack Journal

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.

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Upcycled Mail Art Wallets

Learn how to turn junk mail envelopes into clever collaged wallets or pocketbooks with four internal, pop-up style pockets.