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Making a Wabi Sabi Book w/ SHERRIE LOVLER on Zoom

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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.

$90 or $72 for OHCA members


Zoom invite will be send after registration.

Please download the recommended materials list here

Special instructions will be emailed to registrants on cutting the templates as well as detailed instruction for the binding. 

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. www.artandpoetry.com






February 26
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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