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Star Book
The poem The Night Before Christmas can be added, if you'd like. We'll supply the paper vellum pages!

You'll make a wonderful book with layers and layers of colored pages. When it's finished, you can turn and read the pages, or you can open it all the way to its full 11" diameter star shape and use it as a table decoration!

This class is taught by Christine Cox in Volcano, CA (1 1/2 hours east of Sacramento). When you sign up for class, we'll send you our address (the studio is on the private

A class can be really wide ranging. Come to my studio.  Play with my toys, make art, meet like-minded students and expect anything! We're only 15 miles from Jackson and Sutter Creek.

The pre-cut, high quality supplies you need are furnished by Christine. Feel free to make yours a Christmas star or to celebrate a holiday or event that's important to you. The pages will be offered in a range of colors.

What to Bring

  • Journal or pad for notes
  • Magnification, if you need it. Sewing against dark paper may require reading glasses.

Want to stay the night? Email me and I can recommend a local hotel.

Holiday Star Book

Instructor: Christine Cox

Dec. 2, 2017

9AM to 4PM
Price $65
Materials $20
All levels
Bring your own lunch
or purchase

Class fee (only)


To make inquiries  email us at:


  • Everything is supplied by the instructor.

Notify us ahead of time if you'd like us to supply lunch ($10).

During classes, the store is open to students.

You will learn:

  • How to sew a "French" bookbinding stitch

  • How to cover bookboards with book cloth

  • How to glue and assemble paper to create a star book

  • How to decorate your pages using paper, metallic inks, stamps and more.

  • The techniques you learn will prepare you  for more complex bookbinding projects.

Many supplies will be offered for your creative spark!

  • Completely unique and unavailable anywhere but at the Volcano Arts Studio.

Prepare to learn a lot and to love it!

Gallery of Star Books

Seven panels contain the poem The Night Before Christmas

The panels look fantastic with all kinds of embellishments

Kaleidoscopic pages

The open book is 11" across!

Your pigment ink and leafing pen embellishments make this book worthy of a spot on the mantle or table