Workshop Calendar

Following is my workshop calendar as it stands now. Please check back for updates!



August 27 - 28

Zhen Xian Bao III

with Kim Beller
My Topsail Beach Studio

Topsail Beach, NC

Registration is OPEN

Join us as we put a new twist on the Chinese thread book Zhen Xian Bao (jen shee-ahn bah-oh) using eco-dyed and Indigo dyed papers, and then embellish our books with hand made stamps, stitching, and drawings.


September 1 - 2

Book of Autumn
with Roxanne Evans Stout

Redstone, Colorado

Workshop is sold out.

Send an email to to be put on a waiting list.


October 1 - 5

with Leighanna Light

Taos, New Mexico

Join us as we design and create metalworked covers, and explore different techniques for making prints and textures on papers that will be folded and stitched into rich leather-spined metal books. 

October 13 - 14

Leather Calendar Journal

The Palette and the Page

Elkton, Maryland

During this two-day workshop, participants will create an 8" by 10" embossed leather journal cover and three customized inserts. More images here.

October 21 - 22

Topsail Beach, NC


 November 9 - 10

with Kim Beller

My Topsail Beach studio

Topsail Beach, NC

Workshop is sold out. Please email me to be put on the waiting list.

Combining elements from Earth and Sea, and building on techniques that have been used for thousands of years, Leslie and Kim share with you the steps for making a work of art from plaster using hand dyed pages, coptic binding, weaving, and   embellishing with fossils, petals, and gifts from the sea.




February 3 - 9,          Codex Mexico

                                   Hacienda Mosaico

                                   Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

                                   Registration is OPEN

During this 5-day workshop, students will create several metal-worked books. One will be to wear; the others to become precious family heirlooms. . .


March 30 - 31            Earth Notes


                                   Katy, Texas

                                   Registration is OPEN

Over this two-day workshop, participants will discover the magic of ecoprinting - coaxing beautiful contact prints onto paper and fabric - using water, heat, leaves and other easily sourced ingredients.


  1. beautiful work, do you sell your books? Can i be added to a list to be notified when you have more details about your San jose workshop?

  2. Hola Leslie, I would like to introduce myself as Sam Leonard, the proud owner of Hacienda Mosaico located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Richard Salley is here with me and has suggested that we would be a good 'fit'. Your work is beautiful and if you look at my antiquated site and think you might be interested in having a retreat here....I would love to hear from you to discuss possibilities. I have many desirable dates available in 2018/19. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, sam