Two four-day workshops will take place in Gyumri, Armenia. Advanced New Illuminations artists will meet October 27-30. A beginner’s workshop will meet November 3-6.  There will be 15 women artists from varying age groups. The workshop preference is for Gyumri-based artists, but is not restricted to this criteria.

We will write daily and create hand bound Coptic Stitch journals. Lunch will be provided daily at our workshop space in central Gyumri.

For workshop sign-up, please use contact form below.

Workshop Content:

Two forms of hand-made books will be produced in the beginner’s workshop:

1) A more complex “Coptic Stitch Journal”

2) A simpler pamphlet version

Participants will build books using traditional techniques of paste paper along with hand carved stamps and other mark making techniques. Book binding, collaging techniques, and techniques to work in to the books will be taught.

Workshop activities will alternate between book making, writing, and story-sharing.

Each participant will receive a small travel stipend.


For workshop sign-up please write to: