Book Binding at Home w/ Kelly Laughlin

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Book Binding at Home w/ Kelly Laughlin

MONDAYS JUN 15, 22, & 29 | 6:30-8PM
$22 individual class, $60 series (+$3 service fee)

The class takes place on ZOOM. 


A three-part series centered around doing the best with what you've got! Bookbinding from home focuses on creating beautiful books using creative approaches to come up with materials (rather than heading to the art supply store!). 


Learn basic bookbinding techniques, keep your hands busy, and infuse creative problem solving into your life. 


WEEK 1 | A Container for Caring: Pamphlet Bound Journal

A journal can be a blank canvas, a space for emotions and potential, a garden plot for the seeds of your thoughts and dreams. In this class, empower your creative practice as you craft yourself a simple, pamphlet stitched book with blank pages. We'll end with a brief discussion of how a journal can be a place for the practices of noticing, awareness, and self caring. 


WEEK 2 | A Sturdy Space: French Link Stitch 

Creating a multiple signature notebook for all of your long stories and exciting dreams. String thoughts together as you build a book with decorative, supportive stitches to hold your pages together – more signatures means more space to roam in your writing. Create a soft cover French Link journal and talk briefly about building a journaling practice over time. 


WEEK 3 | Small But Mighty: Zines for Your Story 

Your words, images, and experiences are so important, and a book can be a space to hold these ways of expressing your story. In this class, empower your creative practices with a simple, quick, one page book structure for zine-making. 

Capture your important messages, your musings, your dreams, as you explore quickness and ease in the bookbinding process: accordion books, one page books, and staple-bound zines.




Kelly Laughlin is a Baltimore-based multidisciplinary artist and facilitator who focuses on the playful, meditative acts of making. She believes every person is capable of living a creative life and is excited to work with you in class. Kelly is the founder of Odette Press, a small batch paper marbling and bookbinding studio specializing in stationery and journals created in nature with the intention to support self discovery through the act of writing. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Printmaking and Book Arts, and travels throughout the country and abroad teaching workshops and leading creative wellness events.

MONDAYS JUN 15, 22, & 29 |  6:30-8pm | $22 individual class, $60 series (+$3 service fee)

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