Classes & Events

Do you want to learn how to make the handmade books you see on my blog?  Join me in my studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts for an upcoming class.  Classes sizes are small and no experience is necessary. If you have any questions, please email Ali Manning and be the first to know about new classes by signing up for my newsletter. Stop by and say at an upcoming Open Studio – the first Saturday of every month!

2017 Summer Sketchbook Series

 I’m offering a series of Summer Sketchbook classes this summer in my Lowell studio:

Summer Sketchbook Class III
August 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
SPACE AVAILABLE

In the third and final Summer Sketchbook Class on August 12, we’ll make 3 elegant Japanese stab bound books. Two of your sketchbooks will contain 80lb drawing paper and handmade paper covers. Your final project will be a beautiful photo book with handmade paper pages bound with ribbon – great for your summer photos.

The class will take place in my Western Avenue studio (#321) from 1:00pm – 4.00pm. Cost $49.99.
Eventbrite - Summer Sketchbook Class III - August 12, 2017
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Summer Sketchbook Class II
July 29, 8:30am – 12:30pm
SPACE AVAILABLE

In the second Summer Sketchbook Class on July 29, we’ll make a beautiful, tactile book using handmade papers for the covers and pages. You’ll be able to write, draw and/or use wet media on the thick, white handmade paper pages. You’ll leave class with a great book plus instructions to make more on your own.  Class will take place in my Western Avenue studio (#321) from 1-5pm. Cost $49.99.
Eventbrite - Summer Sketchbook Class II - July 29, 2017 - MORNING SESSION
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Summer Sketchbook Class II
July 29, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
FULL

In the second Summer Sketchbook Class on July 29, we’ll make a beautiful, tactile book using handmade papers for the covers and pages. You’ll be able to write, draw and/or use wet media on the thick, white handmade paper pages. You’ll leave class with a great book plus instructions to make more on your own.  Class will take place in my Western Avenue studio (#321) from 1-5pm. Cost $49.99.

Summer Sketchbook Class I
July 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
FULL

In our first Summer Sketchbook Class on July 15, we’ll make a 5″ x 8″ coptic stitched book with 80lb drawing paper and your choice of handmade paper cover. This is an awesome structure because it’s sturdy and opens flat. You’ll leave class with a great sketchbook plus instructions to make more on your own. Class will take place in my Western Avenue studio (#321) from 1-5pm. Cost $45.

 

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