Manchester - An Uncommon Art - Bookbinding Workshop at Studio 550 Art Center

Bookbinding demonstration and workshop open for registration

Manchester, NH – February 16, 2013 from 2-5pm Studio 550 will host Lisa Blackburn, a respected and passionate book artist and art educator from Western North Carolina. Blackburn will give a demonstration of the various methods and options of bookbinding and then lead a hands-on workshop where participants will be able to make hand-bound books of their own. This is not a widely practiced art form amongst New Hampshire artists or craft artists.

The cost is $45 per participant, and pre-registration is required (limited to 10).  All materials and instruction will be provided and participants will be able to walk away with books they made by hand and information enough to try more at home.

All members of the community are encouraged to participate in this workshop.  It is appropriate for teens and adults and no prior experience or artistic talent is needed.  For more information, visit or call 603-232.5597.

"Studio 550 is a dynamic community arts center that opened January 2013 where people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience can learn to work clay and be exposed to a variety of other arts." says Programs Director, Monica Leap. Stained glass, martial arts, tai chi, yoga, belly dance, and hula hooping are just some of the many art forms that can be learned at Studio 550. “Everyone has the capacity to create. Most people just need the freedom to create. Studio 550 is their excuse to play.”