Sat, Jul 25|
Saranam Retreat Center
CANCELLED Making a [Re] Purposeful Book Part I
What “soul purpose” would you like to explore and deepen by making a book? It is easier than you ever imagined to make a lovely, soulful book by re-purposing greeting cards, junk mail, and other materials found in most households.
Time & Location
Jul 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2020, 4:00 PM
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV 26283, USA
About The Event
What “soul purpose” would you like to explore and deepen by making a book? It is easier than you ever imagined to make a lovely, soulful book by re-purposing greeting cards, junk mail, and other materials found in most households. In this workshop you will be guided to identify and develop a meaningful theme for your book, learn a variety of artful techniques to repurpose the cards and other materials into pages, add personal and thematic elements to these pages, and to assemble the book. Part I will focus on choosing a purposeful theme for the book and exploring a variety of techniques for artfully preparing the book’s pages.
Part II (in November) will focus on further embellishing and adding meaningful aspects to the pages, making book covers, assembling all the pages into a whole book, and sharing our book with the group.
As an added bonus, participants are invited to do one group Zoom session in September to keep the project moving forward, and to join a private Facebook page just for the group to share their work as it moves along.
The workshop will be led by Connie Banta, therapist (retired), certified SoulCollage® leader, poet, book artist, and “cosmic play” facilitator.
NOTE: This workshop will only happen at Saranam if the COVID threat has eased adequately to gather safely. Both Saranam and anyone who registers ahead of time are free to cancel at any time if it does not feel safe, and your fees will be quickly refunded. Should Saranam decide to cancel the event, you may be offered the option of attending a one-day Zoom workshop at a reduced price. If you are interested in getting information about this, contact Connie Banta at email@example.com. DETAILS You can register for one or both workshops; either way, you will have access to both the Zoom session and the Facebook page.
Part I will begin at 9am Saturday morning (July 18) and finish at 4pm Sunday, July 19.
Materials provided: A variety of art supplies and papers to alter pages and practice techniques. Participants are asked to bring a handful of greeting cards and other bits of junk mail that look interesting.
Food and Lodging: Continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please bring food for lunches on Saturday and Sunday (for yourself and/or food to share). If you are staying overnight Saturday and wish to join the group for potluck dinner, please bring food to share for that as well. You can store your food in our refridgerator if needed.
You can stay overnight at Saranam. One night is included in the fee. If you want to stay more than one night, the additional fee is $20/night.
Enrollment: A minimum of 5 participants. Maximum of 8. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might benefit.
Claim Your Spot
Saturday through Sunday
Includes lodging for Saturday night and access to entire workshop.
Extra Night Lodging
Includes lodging at Saranam for Saturday night.