Books of the Earth

April 5, 2018 – April 8, 2018

Holly Fouts

During this workshop students will create a beautiful, contemporary book while discovering the wonder of working with natural materials. Participants with an interest in bookbinding and technique-driven content using unusual materials will expand their range of skills and techniques. You will oxidize copper to create a beautiful patina for your book covers, then learn techniques using mica, rust printing, object printing and more to create materials for artful books. Bookbinding essentials are learned as students create mica books and bind their copper books with the historic long stitch on a leather spine. Open to all skill levels.


Holly Fouts is a full-time studio artist and teacher living in Asheville, North Carolina. She has taught workshops in book, print and other paper arts around the country. While honoring traditional skills and craftsmanship, Fouts seeks an element of contemporary expression by pushing the boundaries of her media. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, published in several periodicals and is represented by multiple galleries.

Holly Fouts

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $105
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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