Book-making class

19 Nov

The lovely and talented Carol Sloan was in town this week and she graciously agreed to teach a 2-day workshop at Blue Twig Studio. The class was about book-making and we learned a great deal of new information about making books, but we also had a lot of fun along the way. Carol always has lots of samples with her for everyone to look at, which is super helpful for those of us who like to SEE what we are supposed to be doing. She shares what she knows and the mistakes made along the way (so we don’t feel so bad when we make mistakes too), and Carol is super sweet so that makes the class even more enjoyable.

Counting me, there were 10 of us in the class plus Carol, so the space was quite crowded. But nobody seemed to mind at all. Everyone set up their table space with all the miscellaneous bits and pieces they had brought to create their beautiful new book. And of course, we all bring WAY TOO MUCH of some stuff, and then we FORGET other stuff that would have been helpful to have. All the students were very generous in sharing what they had brought. Plus, of course, the store is right there within arms reach, so it was easy to be able to purchase a few more things that seemed quite necessary to finish the books.

I was quite impressed with all of the students. Nearly everyone finished their new books/journals completely (a few still had a tiny bit of work to do when they got home) and we had a couple of over-achievers (you know who you are) who finished two books. Most of the students also were able to have enough time to paint and decorate at least some of their pages in their books.  All of the books were so unique and beautiful. That is always the best part of classes and workshops for me – seeing how each person interprets the class instructions their own way and how they take that knowledge and create such individual works of art.

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I truly hope that all of the students learned something that they will use again. Now that they have this new book-making knowledge – will they continue to make even more books? Perhaps some of them will. I know I will. I absolutely love books, and hand-make books are the best ones. Perhaps you can join us the next time we have a class.

Thanks Carol, for such a fabulous and fun class! I wonder what I shall use my new journal for?

~Deb~

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5965 Whiskey River Dr – Colorado Springs, CO 80923 – USA

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7 Responses to “Book-making class”

  1. Sonja Milojevic November 20, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    I can see some gorgeous books there! 🙂 Nice job everyone! You know how I love handmade books, and these are very inspirational!

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    • Deb Prewitt November 20, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      It was a great class. Now I hope everyone uses their new journal books they created.

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  2. terzae November 20, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    How beautiful they all look! Looks like a wonderful class.

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    • Deb Prewitt November 20, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      It was a lot of fun Terza. Carol is a great teacher. Maybe next time she comes you can join us.

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  3. carol sloan December 3, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    What a lovely blog post Deb! Thank you for having me there – your teaching space is awesome as are the women that attended the class. I loved every single book that was made!

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    • Deb Prewitt December 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

      Hey Carol, it was so much fun having you here to teach. I look forward to you coming back again sometime. And yes all the journals were wonderful.

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