December 3 & 4
10 am-4 pm EST
Instructor: Hollie Chastain
All levels are welcome!
Space will be limited to 10 students.
Just in time for the holidays! A handmade gift is the most special kind and also adding personalization that is meaningful and specific to the recipient (or yourself 🙂 makes it that much better. Award winning artist and master of all things paper, Hollie Chastain will teach students how to craft a case bound blank book from scratch with a variety of different book pages to choose from. Students will choose their own paper before stitching and binding the pages, then “case it in” with a hardcover for protection. Around and after building their books, Hollie will teach some basic lessons on several mixed media methods for students to beautifully and simply personalize their book. Students will finish the class with a case bound blank book with personalized mixed media touches and the skills and knowledge to make additional books over time. Open to all skill levels.
Materials to Bring:
Black ink pen
Cutting knife such as an X-acto brand tool
Bonefolder (you can find these in craft stores or online)
** Hollie will be providing a large assortment of paper materials but please feel free to bring along any from your collection that you want to work with
Instructor Will Supply:
An assortment of paper materials
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is one your own. Feel free to bring a sack lunch or there are plenty of dining options nearby.
COVID-19: masks are optional
About the instructor:
Hollie Chastain is an artist and illustrator living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After starting a career in graphic design, she moved back into studio work in 2007, choosing collage as a medium. Using mainly paper, she combines found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in private collections around the world with illustration clients including Warner Music, Smithsonian Magazine, Penguin Random House and the Oxford American.