Book-making workshop at Farnsworth

Apr 13, 2018
Artist and journal-keeper Sherrie York will help others create soft leather-covered books.

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum will host a book-making workshop titled The Handmade Journal, led by artist Sherrie York, Friday, April 27. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown museum’s Gamble Education Center, on the corner of Union and Grace streets.

Participants in this workshop will use artist-quality supplies to build a soft leather-bound book. The materials fee includes cover leather, artist-grade papers, linen thread, beads and use of tools. Those who have buttons, beads or other findings also may bring them.

Observation is the core of instructor York’s work, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected on a neighborhood hike or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter. A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, she always has a sketchbook or journal close at hand — frequently one that she herself made. Her work has been presented in national and international exhibitions and is represented in corporate and museum collections across the United States.

Fee for the workshop is $108, $96 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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