Mixed Media Journal

This workshop will kick off a mini intensive, four book-binding workshops running on consecutive nights, take one or join us for them all, for an introduction to the art of books. In this workshop we will learn a simple pamphlet stitch binding, and then explore ways to use it to make more complex structures, including this fun mixed media journal from a recycled hardback book.  This structure requires very minimal tools and you will get a complete supply list when you register.

Blackout meditation workshop

Looking for an affordable new way to unwind?

Join me, Deb Eck, program director and resident teaching artist, as I gently guide you through the relaxing art of blackout meditation. What is that? It’s an art form I invented many decades ago, a mash up of blackout poetry, doodling and occasionally some drawing & coloring.

This session will cover the how-to-get-started basics, along with a few different techniques you can use to take your blackouts to the next level. Absolutely NO prior art experience needed!

Before the class you will need to assemble a few simple supplies:

A pencil and eraser,

a book you are willing to use to write on/in,

a sharpie or two (I use an ultra fine point and a regular fat sharpie most of the time)

In addition its nice to have – but not essential –

a white gel pen – Posca pens, unibazl or jellyroll pens are all great choices

some colored pencils and/or markers

a small set of alphabet stamps & an ink pad

Stencils that fit the size of your book (or smaller)

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!