Adult Workshops & Classes
Many of us keep journals to gain insight into ourselves and our lives or to mark events that have particular meaning for us. Others like to make travel journals or small journals to commemorate special people or passages in their lives. Whether you write everyday or just occasionally — if you love keeping journals, this workshop will help you bring your journals to a new level.
Learn to add color, texture, collage, multi-layers, and new paper forms to your journals and give your creativity a jolt. Build secret compartments, add flaps, windows and pop-outs to add some surprises into your pages. Put your writing on hold for a moment to play with color and form, and this workshop series will inspire you to write more often, write with more passion, or just have more fun with your writing.
Beginners and practicing artists invited. Join me for an exciting workshop that will stimulate your creativity, unleash your inner colorful self, and launch your journals onto a new path.
Half-day and full day workshops can be customized for conferences and retreats.
Artist Talks & Classroom Visits
In a recent workshops at Mass College of Art and Design and Stonehill College, I worked with students to prepare visual journals for a travel courses to Ireland, Italy, Poland and Germany.
Delight a friend or family member with a magical gift book created just for them — a book unlike anything else they own. This workshop will help you create a festive book full of surprises and packed full of words, letters, tiny booklets, pockets, photos, windows, beads, and other ingredients that give meaning to your celebratory wishes.
Do you have a box full of photos, wrappers, tickets and other ephemera from your last trip or family vacation that you don’t know what to do with??? Join me for this fun day-long workshop to get started putting your vacation or travel mementos into a fabulous form that you'll love to use for this and other books.
Using watercolor paper, we will start your book from scratch using paint, stamps, and stencils, and collage. Then we will begin cutting, folding, adding pockets, windows, tags and other paper structures to bring your travel adventures back to life! Stitch, cut, fold, tie, and glue your tickets, photos, tags, or brochures into this exciting book form, and you’ll never throw your travel mementos in a dusty box again.