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 Classes & Workshops _mg_4749

Intermediate Handmade Books (4 week class)

Saturdays, 9:30am – 4:00pm
January 18th – February 11th (no class on February 4th)

This 4-week class builds on the skills learned in the Introduction to Handmade Books class. We’ll explore coptic stitching, medieval long stitch bindings and sewing on tapes plus learn how to make our own book cloth. Participants will finish the course with at least 5 completed books. Some bookmaking or sewing experience required.
Cost $159. Sign up here.

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Paper Marbling Classes

Marbling is the centuries old art of creating colorful patterns by floating pigments on a pan of water and then transferring this pattern to a surface, such as paper or fabric.

In these 3-hour workshops you’ll learn to create beautiful patterns on a variety of papers that you can use for book and card making, calligraphy, framing and more. You’ll work with your own tank and will marble approximately 20 sheets of paper. It’s a great introduction to marbling without the trouble of buying and setting up all the equipment and materials.

Friday,February 17th, 9:30am – 12:30pm, sign up here
Saturday, February 18th, 9:30am – 12:30pm, sign up here

Paper Marbling Class

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