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Olive's Workshops

Naturally Inspired: Handmade Books

Regular price $130.00
Regular price Sale price $130.00

Instructor: Annie Fain Barralon

Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ages: 15+

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Discover the wonder of handmade books inspired by nature! Instructor Annie Fain will supply locally havrvested plants and natural materials. You’ll use these materials to paint plant shadows or silhouettes and make rubbings on paper, which will then be bound and embellished into two simple book structures. One book will be an interlocking double page accordion structure, the other will be an origami star book with plant rubbed embellishment.

All materials are included with $20 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

Student Supply List: 

  • Note-taking materials (optional)
  • Apron (optional)

Annie Fain is a native of the crafts and music/dance community of Brasstown and the Folk School's former Music & Dance Coordinator. She teaches a variety of classes at the school including book arts, clawhammer banjo, and several styles of dance: Appalachian clogging, English waltz clog, Northwest Morris, and Bal Folk (learned when she married into a French family). Annie Fain plays banjo and banjo uke for the all-woman string band, Blue Eyed Girl, and has danced with both Loafers Glory Clog Morris and the Green Grass Cloggers. She sells her handmade books, gift cards, and original watercolors regionally and is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.