Art Weekend Recap


Bookbinding Class 1

Here we all are having a serious moment. Andy (middle) taught the silkscreening classes which I so stupidly missed. He’s really cool.

Being able to participate in Nicole’s Art weekend was so much fun! The last bookbinding class I taught was nearly a year ago, so it was great to get back into sharing the addiction. In two classes we bound nearly 30 books! I was so impressed with how well all everyone did. Sadly I didn’t get a photo of a single one of their books. Oops.

Bookbinding Class 2

Alma's Lovely Ditties

Alma, one of cool art weekend teachers (and one of my dear friends) gave me a super rad flower brooch. She teaches fabulous illustrator classes, designs beautiful repeat patterns and sews these fabulous felt pins (among other things). Check out her etsy shop here. Her husband taught the photoshop & workflow classes (which I heard were great) and their baby. Oh. Their baby taught the how to melt everyone’s heart class. He’s very cute. very.

Tabletop Photography

I had the pleasure to Audit Nicole Hill Gerulat’s Tabletop photography class. I learned all sorts of cool tips and tricks to get better photos. Nicole convinced me that I need to start shooting manual and focusing manual. I learned a lot more about photography that way.

Tabletop Photography 1

We were in such a dark room for this, but look at how the coke can was lit! Nicole is very impressive with her lighting abilities. She’s also very nice and one of my favorite photographers. You should take her classes.

Tabletop photography 3

These photos I took with my lensbaby because my regular zoom lens is an embarrassing piece of j-u-n-k that stopped focusing that afternoon. Now I’m getting a new zoom lens, can’t wait to get it in the mail!

Tabletop Photography 2

I had a great weekend, it was so packed with creative time I just crashed on Sunday. I’m still trying to catch up on my sleep. It was a pleasure to meet and hang out with everyone at art weekend. I surely hope it’s not my last!

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  1. Jill says:

    I wish I would have gone to this:(

  2. Kami says:

    I really wanted to go to this, it looks and sounds so fun.

    ps. I’m so excited for Saturday, thanks again for making it happen!

  3. Melissa says:

    It’s really too bad you guys weren’t there! It was so much fun (here I am rubbing it in). I sure hope Nicole plans an Art Weekend here in SLC again!

  4. Emily says:

    Hi Melissa! I took Nicoles photo 101 class in October and I learned so much about manual too. Isn’t she an incredible teacher!?! My friend Brynn took your book binding class and her book turned out so cute!

  5. * TONYA * says:

    What an amazing weekend you had. I’m a lighter shade of green.

    Those little flower brooches are simply adorable.

  6. Faith says:

    I was in the tabletop photography class with you and recognized you from your blog but was too shy to introduce myself. :) I wish I could have taken your bookbinding class too.

  7. Stacie Smith says:

    How am I just learning about lens baby? I am so out of it! Looks like a fun weekend. Wish I could teach with a bunch of cool artists sometime. But I’m out of it, so don’t have much of a circle out here in CO.

  8. Rob Caldwell says:

    I think anyone who attempts to bind a book has a lot of guts and I’m impressed. Good luck!

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