Fall 2021 Workshops

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.

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

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.

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.

Upcycled Mail Art Wallets

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