Florence Thomas Art School


Florence Thomas Art School
(336) 846-3827


Florence Thomas Art School

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Aug 28 2018 - Aug 30 2018


09:00 AM - 04:00 PM



Book Art with Sharon Sharp

All Levels
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We will create blank journals and various unique envelopes as features within those journals. Through folding, stitching, and gluing, we will make several types of accordion-style journals, plus an envelope-shaped journal incorporating envelopes. Each person will receive patterns for many envelope styles, plus guidance on ways of incorporating them in journals. With an explorative spirit, we’ll also discuss ideas about how to enhance creative journaling through combinations of book form, imagery, and text. We’ll discuss the suitability of various papers for journal pages and for envelopes, experiment with combinations, and create journal covers in several different ways. As participants are creating journals, Sharon will weave in some fascinating lore about the history of envelopes. No experience is necessary, and guidance will be individualized as much as time allows. Each person will leave with several envelope-journals and a wealth of ideas for later explorations.

Workshop Teacher

  • Sharon Sharp

    Through Curious Pursuits Press, Sharon A. Sharp creates artist’s books featuring original text, artwork, photographs, and handwriting. Several books appear in 500 Handmade Books, volumes 1–2, and in 1,000 Artists’ Books. Widely exhibited, her books are held in many university and other collections, thanks to representation by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers. Sharon has served as an artist-in-residence at Mammoth Cave National Park and, with Lucia Harrison, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. In 2013 she was one of ten North American book artists featured in the Italian fine-arts journal TECA—Exploring the Book as Art, and she has been a website-featured member for Art & Science Collaborations. After many years as a book editor and teacher of editing, Sharon began her book-arts journey with Penland School of Crafts workshops, and she has enjoyed teaching book-arts workshops in various settings. Sharon lives in Winston-Salem, NC.


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