ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

Make books from anything! Bring clippings, wrappers, cards, boxes, any kind of paper you're willing to cut and glue. A great workshop for collage makers, journalers, collectors, photographers, travelers and anyone who loves paper and wants to learn about bookmaking. Basic bookmaking tools and supplies provided; students will bring paper and materials for their books (see materials list). All levels welcome! Students will go home with books in several styles and attain skills and inspiration to make many more.

Special Notes

  • Students should bring things they want to use in their books (suggestion list will be provided). Students are encouraged to bring cutting mat, ruler & X-acto if they have available. Fee covers all other materials and tools.

    This class is not wheelchair accessible due to a set of stairs.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

About the Instructor

Alyssa Salomon

Under the moniker Blue Skies Workroom, Alyssa designs and makes bags, aprons, books, and other delights for everyday living using her own screenprinted fabric and papers, lots of vibrant patterns, glowing colors, and sometimes chickens. You’ll find her work at Quirk Gallery, the ICA shop, Penland Gallery, and online at Alyssa teaches workshops and at VCU where she served as the 2017/2018 School of Business Artist in Residence.
Instagram: @Blue_Skies_Workroom

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ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

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Class Details
November 610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Alyssa Salomon
Level: All Levels