Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C)

Workshop Type: Series of 4 classes via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, January 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Deadline to enroll: Friday, January 15, 2021
Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping within the US)
Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow
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This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection a selection of six folded, adhesive and sewn book structures, with particular emphasis on adapting bookmaking projects so they can be reproduced using materials and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reasonably easy to obtain. This lively, stress-free Bookmaking Workshop is intended to provide bookmaking beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and plant seeds of ideas of how books may be incorporated with existing personal art practices.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “Book Set C” book structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp Book Set A and Bookmaking Workshop Book Set B.)

  • Flag Book
  • Paper Slipcase Book
  • Map Fold Book
  • Meandering Book
  • Exquisite Corpse Book I
  • Exquisite Corpse Book II

Good Idea: Register for this workshop with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

  • glue stick scissors
  • pencil & eraser ruler
  • a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or newspaper
  • spoon (metal or wooden)
  • OPTIONAL: bone folder

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, January 22, 2021. (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at

Mosaic Stepping Stones with Barbara McNally


An In-Person and Socially Distanced 2-Day Workshop

Create colorful and unique mosaic stepping stones for the garden in the 2-day workshop.  This class is great for beginners and continuing students alike.  We will cover design, approach, materials selection, tool use and mosaic setting and grouting. This class focuses on use of color, pattern and repetition, while teaching students how to use tile cutting tools to get special cuts, creating different looks with various setting styles. 

Saturday is dedicated to design and mosaic creation, and on Sunday students will learn how to grout and finish their stepping stone so it can be displayed or used in the garden.  Depending on how fast you work, you may be able to create up to 2 stepping stones.

There will be a 45 min break for lunch on Sat. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates:  Jan. 9 & 10  

Times:  Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., Sun. 10:00-12:00

Where: Barbara’s studio in Alexander Valley (directions to follow upon enrollment)

Fee:  $125 which includes all materials. 

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**Enrollment is limited to 6 people only.  Masks mandatory.


Healdsburg Center for the Arts announces a Zoom paper clay sculpture demonstration with sculptor MICHELE COLLIER

Michele will host you on Zoom during an intimate visit to her studio as participants observe how to create a spontaneous figure using paper clay slabs.

During this demonstration, we learn that many rules are set aside as she rolls, slams, squeezes and stretches the clay. This unique medium – – is perfect for all skill levels.  

Michele will be sculpting a standing figure from undulating slabs. Follow along as she shares her secrets for working in this unusual way. Her work is truly unique and depends heavily on the properties of this clay. A clay that uses paper additives to give it strength in wet or dry form. It fires to cone 10…it’s REAL clay, but unlike any clay you have used before.

Michele has been using this clay exclusively for 15 years and all of the methods she will be sharing with you are discoveries she has made and used in her sculptures. The original rules of clay are changed and this opens up a vast array of possibilities. Discussion of non-glaze surfaces will be covered and “how to” sheets will be available online for each effect.

Sat., Jan. 16th, 10:00-1:00.  

Cost: $50
Zoom details will be sent a day before the class.

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PAPERCLAY WORKSHOP Materials and tools:

WOODEN ROLLING PIN…the biggest one you can push around.

RED RUBBER RIB…they are the softest

METAL RIB…no teeth


WOODEN CLAY TOOLS…a selection of your favorites 

BOARD (large enough for your sculpture)




On Michele’s website, you can print these pages for your reference.