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Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, August 11
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels

Book Arts: Intro to Photo Book Binding

Making a photo book is a great way to immortalize photos into a beautiful handmade object. We take hundreds of photos a year but rarely see them outside of a digital screen. In this class, students will learn basic bookbinding techniques to create a small handmade photo book of printed photos utilizing the drum leaf book structure that allows for each spread to open up completely and lay flat. All supplies are provide.

Students should come to class with 10-20 printed photos, printed on photo paper, all the same size and orientation (horizontal, vertical, or square), and no larger than 6″ on the longest dimension. If you don’t have your own photos printed, you’ll be able to make a blank book that you can add photos to later. 

*If you have any questions please email Bobby at, bleephoto@gmail.com 

Sunday, July 14 
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: 
Adult (15+) | All Levels

Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, June 16
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels

The Art of Mindful Writing

Writing can be an important part of mindfulness practice, whether we are talking about meditation, personal development, experiential learning, or exploring the world around us. Mindfulness – paying attention, being aware – can enrich writing for aspiring writers, students, and more practiced authors. In this class, students will have an opportunity to try out a variety of writing tools and experiences to see what resonates. Students will also leave this class with several starts in their journals, several ideas to help move writing forward, and several ways to be as mindful as possible as one writes, which will help writing be more rewarding and rich. All supplies will be provided along with a journal for each student.

Tuesdays, May 14 – June 4
1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Dr. William J. Macauley, Jr.
Age: Adult (15+) | All Levels 

The Art of Mindful Writing

Writing can be an important part of mindfulness practice, whether we are talking about meditation, personal development, experiential learning, or exploring the world around us. Mindfulness – paying attention, being aware – can enrich writing for aspiring writers, students, and more practiced authors. In this class, students will have an opportunity to try out a variety of writing tools and experiences to see what resonates. Students will also leave this class with several starts in their journals, several ideas to help move writing forward, and several ways to be as mindful as possible as one writes, which will help writing be more rewarding and rich. All supplies will be provided along with a journal for each student.

Tuesdays, April 9 – 30
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. William J. Macauley, Jr.
Age: Adult (15+) | All Levels 

Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, April 7
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels

Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, March 17
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels

The Art of Mindful Writing

Writing can be an important part of mindfulness practice, whether we are talking about meditation, personal development, experiential learning, or exploring the world around us. Mindfulness – paying attention, being aware – can enrich writing for aspiring writers, students, and more practiced authors. In this class, students will have an opportunity to try out a variety of writing tools and experiences to see what resonates. Students will also leave this class with several starts in their journals, several ideas to help move writing forward, and several ways to be as mindful as possible as one writes, which will help writing be more rewarding and rich. All supplies will be provided along with a journal for each student.

Tuesdays, January 30 – February 20
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. William J. Macauley, Jr.
Age: Adult (15+) | All Levels 

Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, February 18
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels

Book Arts: Intro to Book Binding

Learn how to make your own books and journals in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding workshop. Starting with a brief introduction to the form of the book, students will learn how to identify different parts of the book and plan out materials and content. Using basic bookbinding tools and techniques, students will learn 3-4 different binding structures and leave with finished models that can be used as journals and sketchbooks or as reference models for creating your own at home. These skills will provide a foundation that can be built upon to create more advanced structures. All materials and tools will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience necessary!

Sunday, January 28
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Bobby Lee
Age: Adult ( 15+) | All Levels