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Saturday 4/6
11 AM - 2 PM
Ages 18+

Moderate hand strength recommended.


We want everyone to be able enjoy the benefits of self expression, regardless of financial standing. If you would like to take a class but need financial assistance, please fill out our scholarship request form here.

About the class:

Continuing the work from Handmade Art Journals, students will work on building out and embellishing these handmade journals. Inspired by junk journaling, these consist of upcycled/recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished artisanal book can become anything you desire. Students will be guided through step-by-step instructions to create their own unique junk journal. Participants will not be be intimidated by any step in this journey--there is nothing here they can’t do. This art form uses a variety of bookwork skills, from hand binding techniques to origami and sewing. All supplies provided, and moderate hand strength is recommended.

Instructions will include: 

  • What is a Junk Journal
  • Tools & Supplies
  • Making the Cover
  • Selecting Papers and Creating Signatures
  • Binding your Journal together
  • Creating tuck spots and pockets
  • Embellishments
  • And More!

All supplies are included. 
No previous experience is required.

About the facilitator:

Kathy Shaw Burnside is an artist of many talents. At this time in her journey she's developed from a bookbinding artist into a junk journaling artist. This art form has its roots in bookmaking, and includes recycling and upcycling. The art form encompasses many of the paper arts genres--watercolor, origami, Zentangle, just to name a few. Kathy presently teach classes at Alamance Arts in Alamance County. Kathy is passionate about her art, and this really comes through in her classes.

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