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Bookmaking from the Inside Out: Mixed Media Book Arts

August 11 - 16, 2024

Ashley Mintz  ·  website

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will bind a handful of different sized journals using textured papers, ephemera, twine, lace, chipboard, book board and other materials. This workshop is very process oriented and will demonstrate how to create everything from the inner pages to the outer covers. Students will leave the workshop knowing how to choose measurements and how to alter measurements to create different variations of each journal, how to create using sewing and non-sewing bookbinding techniques, and how to reuse scrap materials as part of the finishing touches of their journals.


  • Collage building
  • Mixed media art
  • Paper weaving
  • Blanket stitch binding
  • Long stitch binding
  • Twine binding


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • How to use basic everyday materials to create journals
  • Bookbinding techniques (sew and non-sew)
  • Create collage papers for the inner pages of the journals



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Ashley Mintz is a visual artist and writer from Las Cruces, New Mexico. She currently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a Music Technology Certificate and an Associates in General Technology from Nashville State Community College. She teaches art and writing workshops, exhibits her art and has performed music and poetry at different galleries and festivals. An avid lover of film, she has had her original instrumental music used in a play and in independent and short films and has had several of her paintings used in the background of two films. Mintz currently has works in different library collections including an art piece in the Metro Arts Lending Library collection titled, “Out There,” at the Nashville Public Library Southeast Branch. She also illustrated a collaborative art and fiction book titled Colored Girl with her mother, which is now in Special Collections at the Nashville Public Library, Main Branch, the Branson Hall Library at New Mexico State University and the Jean and Alexander Heard library at Vanderbilt University. She regularly teaches art and writing workshops in underrepresented communities to encourage others to tell their stories and to help others cultivate their creativity, using art as a way of healing.

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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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