Beginning Bookmaking with Sally Penley (Online)

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Print & Book Zoom Room, Class Code PB102820SP
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  • Tuition $40 + $15 for kit + $10 shipping
  • Kit Fee: $15 + $10 shipping

    Registration will close on Oct. 14 at 12:30 pm

Registration is closed

**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

In this 2.5-hour workshop, you will learn to create six simple book structures for use as greeting cards, photo books or small journals. No art experience necessary. Ten days before class, BARN will mail kits with the materials for six books.

Students will need to supply the following:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick and double-stick tape
  • Bone folder
  • X-acto knife (#11)
  • Metal ruler and small cutting board
  • Pencil
  • Standard hole punch
  • Stapler
  • Awl

All other project materials will be provided in the mailing.


  • Registration for this class will close on Wednesday, 10-14 at 12:30 pm so kits can be mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email your registered with. Please watch for this email.
  • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!  
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

Sally Penley is a fine artist and professional calligrapher living in Olympia. In addition to her love of letters and mixed-media painting, Sally enjoys many forms of bookmaking and creating Asian-inspired

images with Sumi ink and simple makeshift tools on a variety of textures and surfaces. Sally holds a BFA in Visual Communications. Before her “day job” retirement, she was director of communications at Weyerhaeuser Company in Federal Way. Sally manages the Loft Gallery at Buck’s 5th Avenue in Downtown Olympia, where she also has a studio and teaches art and calligraphy classes.

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