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Making a Wabi-Sabi Book – In Person with Sherrie Lovler

November 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

$120.00 – $150.00

Something magical happens where ink meets water on a page

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of appreciating beauty in imperfection. Using this as our underlying guide, something magical happens in the uncontrolled parts on a page where ink meets water.

We will contrast these natural occurrences with calligraphic lines and gestures using sumi ink and brushes on good quality paper. Beginning with getting centered and present in our bodies, you will be led step by step into this process of making several spontaneous-looking pages that will be sewn into a 5″ x 10″ Japanese stab bound book. Final artistic touches will be added to make the book flow from page to page.

No art or bookbinding experience is needed.


Sunday November 12, 2023
10:00 am – 3:30 pm with 1/2 hour lunch break

$150 or $120 OHCA members

$25 materials fee paid to instructor day of class.
Sherrie will supply all the paper and ink etc.
Some materials participants should bring – list sent when registered.

Maximum 8 participants.
Register by Friday Nov 10 3 pm.


Sherrie Lovler has been teaching calligraphy and related arts for several decades. She is well known in the western calligraphy world, having taught at international calligraphy conferences, Ghost Ranch, Friends of Calligraphy in San Francisco, Society of Scribes in New York City, as well as accredited classes at Northern Arizona University.

She is the author, illustrator and designer of On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, which won a gold medal for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publishers Book Awards, 2016. Sherrie exhibits her work regularly and loves teaching and inspiring her students to take creative leaps.


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November 12, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$120.00 – $150.00
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(415) 388-4331


Sherrie Lovler
OHCA Member Price
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Materials Fee
$25 to facilitator