Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Arts Classes offered at Florence Thomas Art School

Announcing Book Arts Classes offered at Florence Thomas Art School, in Glendale Springs, NC (just off the Blue Ridge Parkway).

Sharon Sharp (Sharp Handmade Books: will be teaching two book making classes among more than 40 others being offered between May and October in painting, drawing, writing, fine crafts, and photography. On August 24-26, she'll be teaching an introduction to bookmaking, "Entering the Art of Bookmaking," in which everyone will make eight books of different types. On September 12, she'll offer "Haiku and Edge-Sewn Books," in which class members will write haiku and make books for their writing. These classes, like most of the others, will have a limit of twelve people. Details about all of the upcoming classes are available at

On-site lodging and some meals are available to registrants, and the 10.3-acre campus offers a delightful place for creative exploration. As noted on the Florence website, "the campus itself, spread open to the south and the sun, is in a beautiful setting—a large pond, meadows, many trees, gentle hills, a wonderful view into the distance."