Art & Soul Moments:
Create your Travel Companion Journal
Not only does travel offer you the opportunity to experience culture and adventure, but also the opportunity to invest in yourself. A travel journal is a wonderful way to create a tangible memory of any journey you embark on.
In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle Coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the Coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.
The journal will include pockets both inside the covers and in the text block, allowing you the opportunity to save lots of stuff from your travels – tickets, photos, pressed flowers – you name it!
Participants are encouraged to bring small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items to decorate the covers.
In this one day workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique.
Open to all skill levels. Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required.
- Morning workshop from 10:00am to 12:30pm
- Lunch prepared by Tim from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
- Afternoon workshop from 1:15pm to 5pm
- All Inn guests are invited to gather at 7pm for the Campfire Thursday
A selection of coffee, tea, water, and snacks is available during the day.
All workshop materials are provided.
Instructor – Elissa Campbell
Elissa Campbell, from Blue Roof Designs, is a bookbinder working out of her studio in Montpelier, VT. And yes, her studio has a blue roof.
Her love for bookbinding goes as far as 2nd grade, and continued through her graduate studies in Art Therapy where she wrote her thesis on using bookbinding in the Expressive Therapies.
Blue Roof Designs came to life in 2000. In her well organized and appointed studio, you will find her working with handmade papers from around the world, satin and brocade cloths, leather, and silky ribbons. She strives to create books that maintain the beauty and integrity of the materials with which she works.
She really enjoys making blank books – each book is meant to be transformed by the owner. She considers it “accessible art.” The owner of one of her books will put his or her own life experiences into the book, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
Everyone has a story to tell…tell yours.
Discover more of Elissa’s creations on her own website at www.blueroofdesigns.com.
One day class – 10am to 5pm – available dates are:
- Thursday July 22nd
- Thursday Aug 26th
For each date, lodging guests require a two-night minimum stay (see below).
The all inclusive workshop is $115 per person including all materials, lunch and snack. We will contact you prior to arrival for any dietary restriction; we can accommodate most requests with advance notice.
How to register?
Stay & workshop: Book online using “Art” promotion code. Select the arrival for Jul 21 or Aug 25 depending on the workshop you plan to attend, and departure of Jul 23 or Aug 27. The rate will include the 2 nights and workshop attendance of one person. You will be able to add another workshop participant as well as non-participant lunch while making your reservation. Breakfast for all lodging guests is included in your nightly stay.
If you want to add nights before or after the workshop, select dates without using the promo code, update and add to your reservation.
Just the workshop: If you would like to join the class without staying at the Inn, email us ([email protected]) to be placed on the waitlist. We will contact you with availability 30 days prior to class.
If we do not meet the minimum number of attendees 14 days in advance of your class, we will refund your class, and will give you the option to cancel your stay at no cost.
Up to 14 days prior to the class, you can cancel both stay and workshop minus a $15 cancellation fee.
If you cancel within the 14 days of the class, full cost of your stay and class will be charged to your card on file.
The class will follow all State of Vermont regulations relative to COVID-19 mandates, including the need to wear a mask and social distance in the presence of others. Guests workshop participants are responsible to ensure they can attend the class based on the most up to date regulation in place.
Art & Soul Package
This rate includes a 2 night stay for two including daily breakfast, and the Art & Soul Moments whole day workshop for 1 person. You can add a 2nd attendant and or a additional guest lunch at the time of booking.
A deposit of one night stay and workshop cost is required at the time of booking ($265.00). Workshop and room reservation cancellation up to 14 days prior to arrival, the deposit is refunded minus a $15 cancellation fee. Cancellation of room and workshop within 14 days of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable.