Skillshare & Workshops

Erica offers individual and group workshops in bookbinding. She encourages students to find balance through stillness & silence, to plug into the power of Nature, and to discover and access one's unique, individual expression by honoring the voice within. By emphasizing reciprocity with nature and lineage, Erica urges students to contemplate their impact on the environment, to honor those who have come before, and to make thoughtful choices when sourcing tools and materials. 

Teaching experiences include: Author of internationally published bookbinding tutorial Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books; author of bookbinding tutorials in various publications; skillsharing at Spiritweavers Gathering 2015-17, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology 2016-17 and Sisters of the Tide's The Art Of Stillness Retreat, children's bookbinding workshops, mentorship, and one-on-one bookbinding lessons.

 BOOK A CLASS OR WORKSHOP:

• Individual Lesson. Join Erica in her Orcas Island studio or in an outdoor location for a personalized bookbinding lesson. Whether a beginner or looking to enhance your skill set, Erica will help you build skills, give recommendations for tool and materials resources and walk you step-by-step through the process of building and stitching a journal of your choice. Lessons begin with a grounding Tea session (+$13, optional)Investment: ADULT Ages 18 and over: $50/hour. Half Day Session (4 hours) $150. Full Day Session (6 hours) $275.  CHILDREN Ages 8-17: $35/hr or Half Day Session (3 hours) $100.  *Cost of materials is additional.

• Tea + Creativity: Nurturing a Daily Practice3-6 persons; 6 hour workshop. Join Erica in her Orcas Island studio or outdoor location for a group workshop in journal of your choice. Erica will serve tea and together we will explore how to begin a daily practice by merging the arts of Tea, Journaling and Bookbinding. Each student will complete a journal, receive Tea samples to take home, learn journaling exercises, and be empowered to begin their own daily practice. Investment: $175/person + Cost of Materials

• Large Workshop. 6-12 students. Host a workshop on location at your gathering or event and we will work together to design a curriculum to accommodate you and your guests. Investment: TBD (including transportation/lodging and cost of materials)

 


Email erica@odelae.com with questions or to schedule a Class or Workshop. 


For students interested in a DIY approach. Check out Erica's Internationally published bookbinding tutorial Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books. Available in English and Spanish editions.