Studio Sessions

In addition to teaching bookmaking and printmaking, I welcome people to schedule private studio time with me where we can explore either collage, printmaking or bookmaking at our leisure with guided support and all materials provided. Cost is $25 an hour.

Prayer Books

In this workshop participants will create their own prayer book (no experience necessary) following the prompt of St. Ignatius—where do we find God in our lives. The book is a means to hold what is sacred, allowing image and text to fill the pages. They can be used for lectio divina (divine reading) as well as visio divina (divine  seeing), the books are designed to be relics that can be used for prayer with word and image. We will create a simple accordion style book and use a variety of materials to inscribe the inside as well as embellish the covers.

 

There will be time to share and offer insight at the close. Also offered are my hand-designed papers to be used in the creation of the books, as well as other embellishing materials.

Center for Wisdom’s Women

My involvement at the Center for Wisdom’s Women began in 2010 as an intern while I was a chaplaincy student at ChIME (the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine). I volunteered once a week mainly doing art with the women. I helped the center develop Wisdom boxes as a fundraiser and continue to support the center by sharing decorative papers and offering bookmaking classes to the women every other month.

 

The Wisdom Boxes have become one of the Center’s most lucrative fundraisers. Beginning with a match box, matches taken out, boxes painted and covered with decorative papers and embellished by the women at the center, wisdom sayings are tucked into the box. This project has empowered women to be a part of creative fundraising for the Center.

 

SARAH SHEPLEY