Modular Mica Workshop with Daniel Essig

 Modular Mica Workshop

 with Daniel Essig
Tuesday - Thursday
August 3 - 5, 2021
At my Topsail Beach, NC, studio
plus a $40 kit fee due to Dan the first day of class

Mica -- also called bookstone -- is a silicate mineral found throughout the world.

During this three-day workshop, participants will learn to use and recognize both natural and composite forms of mica by exploring various techniques that emphasize its unique qualities. The workshop will focus on both sewn and hinged bindings, and this combination will lead to book structures with unexpected twists and turns. You will have opportunities to work back into your book creating niches and alcoves to house and protect treasures, images and words.

Students should bring:
- metal ruler
- awl
- 1-inch foam brush
- sturdy scissors
- brayer
- bone folder
- assorted binder clips
- pencil
- fine-line permanent black marker
- acrylic paints (a few different colors - greens, burnt sienna, black)
- Xacto or mat knife and blades
- cutting mat
- 1/4' Flexcut palm chisel
- Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative papers, photos, insect wings, sheet music, old book pages, leaves, feathers, etc. High contrast imagery works the best.

A $40 kit fee is due the first day of class. The kit provides:
- mica
- handmade papers
- waxed linen thread
- needles
- sandpaper
- PVA bookbinding glue
- dust mask
- tools and materials needed to complete projects

Dan and I are fully vaccinated and we ask that participants are as well. This workshop will be limited to 8 students.

This three-day workshop is $425.
Accommodations and travel are not included.
A non-refundable payment must be made by June 15, 2021, to secure your seat.

Cancellation Policy
You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel before June 15, 2021. After that date, there will be no refunds; however, you can transfer your seat to a qualified participant, and if we have a waiting list, we will refund your tuition when the seat is sold. If we have to cancel the workshop for any reason, all payments will be refunded.

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