Margo Klass – Woodland Journal

InstructorMargo Klass
Skill LevelBeginner
Length of Workshop1 day
Date (s)Friday, June 28, 2024
Cost$175 per day x 1 day + $30 Material Fee
Total Price of Workshop$205

Workshop Description:

The woodland journal is rugged enough to take on walks in the woods, and suitably elegant for coffee table display. Its cover features a framed composition of stones and twigs sewn onto a panel using Japanese-inspired techniques. Inside there are two sections which include endpapers with flaps, pockets, and blank pages for sketching, writing, and mounting photos. This wrap-around structure is completely non-adhesive and is easily adapted to different sizes and a variety of book making projects.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Cutting mat (minimum size 18 x 24-inch)
  • Rulers – see-through plastic type used by quilters: the ideal set would include two 2 x 18-inch, (EZ Quilting brand); 3.5 x 12.5-inch (Omnigrip); 5.5 x 16-inch (Omnigrip); or a similar assortment
  • Teflon bone folder
  • Scoring tool
  • Awl
  • X-Acto knife (with extra blades)
  • Tweezers
  • Fine line pencil and eraser
  • Small scissors
  • Glue brush (1/2 – 3/4-inch round)
  • Small needle-nose pliers

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Optional materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Small weights
  • 9-inch steel graduated measuring rules (https:// )

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Various papers: Rives BFK, Khadi, Ingres charcoal paper, Canson
  • Board
  • Card stock
  • Book cloth
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Needles
  • Sand paper
  • Piercing boards
  • Epoxy
  • PVA
  • Saws
  • Tape
  • Stones and twigs
  • Handouts, templates

Instructor Biography:

Margo Klass is a mixed media artist whose work includes constructions and artist books. In both, natural and found objects are springboards for content, often narrative but always symbolic of meaning beyond what the objects suggest. Aesthetically she draws from her study of medieval art and travel in Japan. She has received awards from the Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts. In 2015 she received the Governor’s Individual Artist Award. Her work is in the Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Pratt Museum, and other public and private collections.