Be Inspired!

Join Our In-Person

Memory Sparks Book-Making Workshop

at Brayer&Brush Studio and Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

We all have bits and bobs from the past that, together, helped shape our lives and tell our unique stories. With just a little effort and a lot of fun and creativity, you can make a personal hand-made book to preserve these precious stories for yourself and share them with family and friends. 

Learn to create your own book that looks like it has been in existence for years. You create distressed and textured pages where you can attach old photos and bits of memorabilia or create small works of art on the pages, reflections of your artistic personality.

Memory Sparks Book-Making Workshop (Level I)

Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30

or

Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 2018. (Your choice of one of two weekends.)

10 am-4 pm each day

Brayer&Brush Gallery and Studio

3012 North Lee, Unit A, Okla. City

You must attend Level I (Book-making) in order to enroll in Level II (Page-designing)

Book-making  (Level I) -

  • Construct and paint front and back cover plus its expandable spine
  • Build page signatures (group of pages painted on both sides)
  • Create 8 different painted, distressed, and textured backgrounds
  • Embellish strips of organza for streamers
  • Make decorative dangles for your book
  • Make fancy tags for bookmarks

What’s included:

  • All art supplies and tools are provided (if you have a favorite brush or tool, please bring it)
  • Lunch both days
  • Snacks and beverages both days
  • Printed "Memory Sparks" Instruction Guide to take home

Fee: $245*

Click to enroll: http://www.brayerandbrush.com/workshops

There are only 6 seats available.

Minimum class size four students; Maximum six students. No experience necessary. Minimum age to participate: 16 years old

Memory Sparks Page-Designing Workshop (Level II)

Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14

10 am-4 pm each day

Brayer&Brush Studio and Gallery

3012 North Lee, Unit A, Okla. City

Want to do more with your Memory Sparks book?

Our Memory Sparks Book-Making (Level I) Workshop is just the beginning! Join our Page-designing (Level II) workshop and bring your stories to life even more vibrantly with photos, color, layout, memory-joggers and visual additions on your Memory Sparks pages. You must attend Book-making (Level I) workshop to enroll in the Page-designing (Level II) workshop.

Page-designing (Level II)

  • Choose photos with emotional impact for your pages
  • Master techniques to transfer photos to your journal pages
  • Refine your story using free resources
  • Use art materials to build story and add color to your pages
  • Learn different methods of including personal memorabilia in your book
  • BONUS: Use your iPad or cell phone to scan and prepare photos for your book

What’s included:

  • All art supplies and tools are provided (if you have a favorite brush or tool, please bring it)
  • Lunch both days
  • Snacks and beverages both days
  • Printed "Memory Sparks" Instruction Guide to take home

Fee: $155*

*The total for both weekends (four days of learning) including art supplies, lunch, drinks, snacks and handbooks is $400.

 Annalisa and I are excited about this new workshop. Please join us!

Annalisa and I are excited about this new workshop. Please join us!

Minimum class size four students; Maximum six students. No experience necessary. Minimum age to participate: 16 years old


Here are examples of completed Memory Sparks pages:

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Not all pages have to have photographs.

This spread reminds me that I used to sew my own clothes.

 

The house where I grew up.

 

Estella Frances, my mom, as a young girl

Image transfer on to distressed painted canvas