Workshops


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Artist Book Intensive 2018

with Abbie Read, Cynthia McGuirl, and Sandy Weisman
at 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, Maine

Gelatin Prints–Stab Bindings–Paper Marbling
Coptic Binding–Hardbound Binding

August 3 - 5, 2018 

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Sponsored by Midcoast Book Arts

For more details about the workshops and to sign up: 

Artist Book Intensive 2018


Past Workshops

Marbling Workshop

Saturday  May 5, 2018  9am- 2pm

Private Lessons and Independent Work-time may be scheduled around this date. Please inquire.



At the Studio of Cynthia McGuirl   Two Fox Farm Drive    Thomaston, Maine

Learn how to create your own marbled papers. The process includes working on methyl cellulose thickened water with acrylic paints. Patterns can be manipulated with skewers, rakes and combs. Paper will be pretreated with the mordant alum so you can get right to work. Paint can be applied and manipulated in a variety of ways. Laying the paper on properly is the trickiest part but students should be able to get the hang of it pretty quickly. I will supply a variety of papers 9” x 12”.

The cost is $90. ($60. + 30. materials fee) per session to have your own tray. You will make 12-15 pieces. Space is limited to 6 students per day. Bring a bag lunch.

    To sign up email dancingblanket@gmail.comcall (207) 354-0929, or sign up and pay online through Paypal (my Paypal name is Yazgol Music): 


Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday  May 12, 2018  9am- 2pm


At the Studio of Cynthia McGuirl   Two Fox Farm Drive    Thomaston, Maine

  Learn how to create your own books! The process includes techniques such as accurate folding, hand-sewing, measuring and gluing. Quality papers will be provided- 20 lb. 25% cotton paper for the pages and a hand marbled cover. Each student will make their own 78-page, 7.25" x 8.75" hardcover journal. Students will go home with instructions for making and figuring their own books.

  The cost is $50.. Cost includes all precut materials and supplies for making 1 book. Limited to 8 students per session. Bring a bag lunch.

 To sign up email dancingblanket@gmail.comcall (207) 354-0929, or sign up and pay online through Paypal (my Paypal name is Yazgol Music): 

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