Summer Intensive: Contemporary Book of Hours

Summer Intensive: Contemporary Book of Hours

Tuesday – Thursday, June 14 – 16 / 9 am – 2 pm

Enjoy the process as we decorate and paint paper to be bound into a Middle Ages style book, with a soft leather wrap-around cover and exposed stitching. We will discuss medieval working methods and materials. Our  beautiful contemporary books of hours can be used as journals to contain words closest to our hearts.

Instructor: Carol Pallesen
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

  • bone folder
  • rulers (36-48″ long if you have one (we can share) plus a 12-18″ metal cork-backed ruler)
  • pencil & eraser
  • notebook (if you wish to take notes in class)
  • brushes (1″ and 3″ inexpensive hardware store variety–nude wooden handles and natural/pure bristles)
  • large watercolor or sumi brushes
  • 3 or 4 wooden chopsticks
  • 3 or 4 plastic spoons
  • 2 or 3 small jars or yogurt cups (with lids)
  • 1 or 2 larger containers with lids (such as 16 or 32 oz. cottage cheese or yogurt containers, or glass jars)
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 small bucket or another large yogurt container (at least 32 oz.–for water)
  • 60 sheets of scratch paper (8.5 x 11″ or larger, such as used computer or xerox paper)
  • 1 or 2 sponges
  • small spray bottle (optional)
  • rubber gloves (optional)
  • apron (and wear grubbies)
  • a few rubber or sponge stamps or other texturizing/patterning tools (optional–I’ll be bringing some to share)
  • triangle (12″ 30-60–I’ll bring some to share)
  • package of Dritz or similar tapestry needles, size/no. 18/22
  • needle nose pliers (we can share)
  • needle awl (we can share)

Please bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch. 

Questions on supplies? Call Carol Pallesen: 323-8930

Book Arts
June 14, 2016 9 am – 2 pm
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