Creating art in inspirational Midcoast Maine
This workshop will orient students to the world of book repair. We will work with torn pages, ripped covers, and broken spines to rebuild damaged children’s books. Instead of making new covers to paper over the damage, we’ll respect the integrity of the original material to strengthen it for a new life of readability. In the process, we’ll get to work with the colorful images and text of historic children’s books. Think your damaged books are beyond repair? Think again, and learn how to make them readable with us.
Please note: this workshop is geared toward intermediate level bookbinders. Please have some basic experience sewing and gluing books before attending this workshop. Please also note that you will receive a special lifting knife as part of the materials fee for this class, and that the fee has been adjusted to reflect that cost.
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Unfortunately, our 2020 workshops were cancelled due to COVID-19
2019: Write from the Heart
This was a writing workshop on the theme of courage taught by writer, editor and lay Zen teacher, Sue Moon. This workshop took place September 9-15, 2019. Sue’s books include This Is Getting Old; The Hidden Lamp, with Florence Caplow; and What Is Zen? Plain Thoughts for a Beginner’s Mind, with Norman Fischer. She was the longtime editor of Turning Wheel, the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. She has been teaching writing workshops and leading Zen retreats for many years. For more information, click here
2018: Hand Bookbinding
Our inaugural workshop, taught by Juliayn Coleman, took place on September 2-8, 2018. See photos: https://bookbindingatsunsetlodge.wordpress.com
Geared towards beginner through intermediate skill levels, we made one simple nonadhesive book each day. For more information, click here.