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Classes in Bookbinding and Metalsmithing
With Christine Cox

Immerse yourself in a powerful learning experience and get the individualized one-on-one instruction that you want. Move up to the next level in a dynamic class of intense instruction and hands-on work.

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Painted Wooden Book with Etched Metal Hardware

(5-days) One seat open
Oct. 18 - 22, 2018)

Make a book with painted (or stained) wooden covers and etched metal hardware. You'll be given a selection of templates inspired by medieval and contemporary examples, and choose from a wide variety of materials and techniques. This is a great way to learn about woodworking, metalsmithing and bookbinding, all in one 5-day class.




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Christine Cox
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Our luxurious 500 square foot studio and small class sizes make for an intimate learning experience with plenty of one-on-one instruction

You can also take a Private Class with Christine Cox
Learn in my studio and use my tools and supplies. Let me design a private class for you, or for your group.

This amazing book has fired and bead-blasted glass covers and historic stitching. I love to mix traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics. -- Christine Cox

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