Workshop Calendar

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



May 17 - 20, 2019

Nature's Impressions
with Leighanna Light

At Leighanna's Taos Studio

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. 


June 1-3, 2019

Expressions of Nature- a gathering by the sea

My Topsail Beach Studio

Topsail Beach, NC

Sold out. Waitlist only.

Gather by the sea next summer for three glorious days with Roxanne Evans-Stout and me in beautiful Topsail Beach, North Carolina.


July 16-August 26, 2019

Wanderlust - an embossed leather customized journal

Artful Gathering Online Workshops

Join me for this unique journaling workshop and create an embossed 8" by 10" leather journal cover that can easily hold up to four replaceable inserts. Learn to emboss pewter and stitch notebooks to fill your journal.


September 21-22, 2019

Zhen Xian Bao - Chinese Thread Book
with Bee Shay

Jamul, California

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.


  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