Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Book Arts Tuesday-Book-Play for Calligraphers

Last month I did a one-day Book-Play workshop for Masscribes. As in all my Book-Play workshops, the focus was on keeping it simple, relaxing, and having fun. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we had a grand time.

We all sat around one large table made up of multiple smaller ones which led to lots of good conversation and sharing. I very much want to create a relaxing atmosphere in my workshops. If I have any model, it is my children's Montessori preschool classrooms. We made books with sticks and string, fan books with buttons and twist ties, and explored the many possibilities of the hot dog booklet. We used recycled papers including practice sheets and work that never quite made it beyond the drawer. I brought beads and jewelry bits, collage papers, ribbon, and assorted other goodies. Bertha kindly shared pressed leaves, feathers, and quotes. It was a productive and inspiring day.

We all enjoyed the show and tell at the end.

You can see more photos on flickr.

Book Arts Tuesday and Studio Sunday will be on vacation until the new year. I'll still be keeping in touch, but I'm giving myself a holiday break from a regular schedule. Look for this year's 12 Days of Christmas starting on the 26th. 

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