In 2019 I will be offering the following classes.
Links in a class description will take you to a registration form where there is additional information about that class. Links to supply lists are also included in the class description here and on the class registration page.
If the registration page is marked “closed” please check back on the listed “registration opens” date. Two dates are important to remember and distinguish between. The registration date is the date the classroom opens for registration. There will be some pre-class material available on that day after you register. The class starting date is the date when the first lessons will open.
It is necessary for me to open my classes in this fashion because registered students need time to gather the suggested supplies.
Note: Registered students in the following class sessions will have access until at least December 31, 2020. (I will continue to extend access to registered students past that date, as long as I can support the platform with new registrations. I will notify past students on a yearly basis. New students registering in 2019 students will receive over 1 year of access (depending on when their course begins). Return to the classroom and rework the lessons during that time to build your skills.
For additional information about my classes and how they are structured please read this page.
For answers to frequently asked questions about my classes please read this page.
On-Demand Classes—Join Any Time
By Design: The Intentional Page: Based on a 1-day in person work shop I created 15 years ago, this self-guided class includes over seven hours of video demonstrations and instruction packed with examples from my own work. This class will teach you a vocabulary for understanding the printed page as well as the hand-drawn page. Read more about it at the link provided. There are no required supplies for this class so there is no pre-class handout. The class is packed with topic handouts and resources. US$39.99
The Simple Pamphlet Book: Join this FREE, self-directed class at any time. In this class I walk you through the tearing and collating of paper, the cutting of a decorative paper cover, and the sewing of this structure. These are simple and quick books you can make regardless of your skill level. Work on paper you love in a size and format you desire! (There is no pre-class handout for this class. Since it is free you can join risk free and start making a shopping list based on what you want to make.)
If you are interested in this class please see the October 12, 2019 session listed below for information about this class. Registration for that class session will open on September 15 at which time a live registration link will be placed in that class blurb.
2019-August: Simple Round Back Spine—Registration opens July 7, 2019. Registration closes August 2, 2019. Class begins on August 3, 2019 and runs through September 2, 2019. (Registered students are encouraged to watch the pre-class sections as soon as they register, to prepare for class.) US$99.00
In a detailed, step-by-step way I walk you through the process of creating an elegant multi-signature journal with cloth-covered boards. I have taught this class to students of all skill levels. There are three initial projects to choose from to ensure you understand the concepts. I then include information that will allow you to make this structure in any size, with your favorite art papers. See the class link for additional information about this class. Click here for a downloadable supply list for Simple Round Back Spine 190109 SRBS SuppliesHandoutSHOPPINGREV3.
I hope to be able to offer this class in January 2020. Please subscribe to the blog for news as it happens, or check back in December for registration details.
2019-October-Sewn-On-The-Spine Journal—registration begins September 15. (REGISTRATION LINK WILL BE ADDED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS.) Registration closes October 11. Class begins on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The live portion of class runs through November 9, with me in class answering your questions. You will have access to the lessons at least through December 31, 2020. (See FAQ details.) US$99.00
In this class you’ll learn how to create an elegant hard-covered art journal in which all the signatures are sewn to the spine, leaving a decorative sewing on the cover. The class provides complete instructions for making TWO VARIATIONS of this journal using different text papers (teaching you how to tear paper), using different cover treatments, and different stitches.
Project A is an almost square 8 inch, full cloth-covered case, with 4 signatures of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Watercolor paper, and a decorative zig-zag stitch on the cover.
Project B is portrait orientation, 8-1/8 x 9-11/16 inch book with a fabric covered spine and decorative paper covered boards. The book contains three signatures of Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media
Students are encouraged to make both projects during the month I’m in class. But by making either of the two class projects students will then be able to fully customize future versions of this style of journal to suit their working and design aesthetics.
This book is ideal for beginning binders and binders with hand strength issues. This structure is particularly useful for visual journal keepers and book artists who like to work with dimensional additions to their page, heavy application of acrylic mediums, and collage. This book is particularly useful for artists who enjoy working with fold out pages. (How to create fold out pages is discussed in class.)
190615_SOS_Supply-Handout-A-B_1 Click on this link to download a printable PDF of the handout for this class.
Textures—Backgrounds for Visual Journaling and Mixed Media: Registration opens October 1. Registration closes October 31, 2019. Class begins on November 1, 2019. (Registered students are encouraged to watch the pre-class sections as soon as they register, to prepare for class.) US$129.00
In this six-week class I present methods and materials for creating flat background texture for visual journaling and mixed media use. This is a great class for artists of all levels who want to build an understanding of the tools and materials needed for this type of mixed media art. The goal is to help students build their own working methods through understanding the materials and approaches to get repeatable results. See the class link for additional information about this class and a downloadable supply list. Want to know why I use textures? Check out this blog post.
View a short video about this class here, but ignore any class date or access info as it was for an earlier offering.
Currently there are no plans for classes during December. But please check back to find out when classes will be announced for 2021.