2022 Workshops and Classes mixed media art classes offered through the Arts Center of the Capital Region
Sketchbooks and Journals This 4 week session is designed for those that love books. In this class, students will learn two methods of coptic stitch binding, a method of sewing with beautifully exposed spine knots. We will develop skills for creating a multiple signature book, using end papers, cover boards, decorative signature paper sections and exposed, knotted spine stitching. One needle and two needle methods of stitching will be used to create two blank books. These books will then be used in later class sessions which will focus on keeping an active sketchbook/journal/diary. Instructor guided topics of sketching, mark-making, writing, doodling, and collage will help aid the process of beginning a book, so that students can confidently continue on after the sessions.