Arts & Crafts

The Altered Drawing Pad: Turn Your Drawing Pad into a Custom Sketch Journal

Evanston, IL , United States

About Your Host

An artisan and business owner who works with genuine gold leaf by applying them to surfaces of various objects. My specialty is restoring antique gold harps. I have over 20 years experience gilding hand carved concert grand harps. I educate people about the gilding process through writing articles, teaching and speaking. I advise gold harp owners and develop for them the best plan of gold restoration and regilding of their gold harps. I also gild furniture and design frames.

What we'll do

What feels finer than the tactile experience of holding your own handmade book? Pen your ideas, plan your garden, tell your travel stories, search for self-discovery, or practice your daily sketching in your own hand-bound journal of possibilities. Learn the basics of bookbinding as you disassemble a drawing pad, design and reconstruct it into your own custom sketch journal. Enjoy endless design choices as you personalize your journal covers from a selection of decorative papers in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. Learn how to stitch together the pages and covers with colored thread to create a beautiful braided effect. Your sketch journal ready for your words and images! Refreshment will be served! And music will play! Register today and create your own journal of possibilities!



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    $175 USD

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    $175 USD

    per person