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Classes with Margot Ecke:


The Wee Box

Instructor: Margot Ecke

Class has ended. Sign up on the Wait List for Future Classes.

Date: June 24, 2017

Day & Time: Saturday, 9am - 1pm

Length of Class: 4 Hours

Class Fee: $50 OCAF Member / $60 Non-member

Materials Fee: $15 (Payable at beginning of class)

Student Materials List: Pencil, Scissors, Notepad, Small glue brush, Large glue brush, Metal ruler (no cork back), Square (metal or plastic / triangle or 90°)

Ages: 14 to Adult

Skill Level: All

Class Description: In this one day workshop, bookbinder Margot Ecke will teach students how to make a Wee Box. The Wee Box is the perfect introduction to the world of custom box construction and this extra small yet very precise structure will allow students an opportunity to understand how customized boxes are made. The class will also cover tools and materials in depth.

Your hand-made Wee Box will provide a wonderful way to display that small treasure you otherwise keep tucked away in some safe place or will stand-alone as a work-of-art all on its own. Students are encouraged to bring an item, roughly the size of a golf ball, they would like to store in their box. Each student will leave with a completed customized box and enough materials to make another box at home.


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Introduction to Bookbinding 

Instructor: Margot Ecke  

Class has ended. Sign up on the Wait List for Future Classes. 

Dates: February 4 – February 25, 2017 

Day & Time: Saturdays, 9am - 12pm  

Length of Class: 4 Classes, 3 Hours each Class  

Class Fee: $110 OCAF Member / $120 Non-member 

Materials Fee: $25 (Payable at 1st Class)

Student Materials List: Small glue brush, Large glue brush, Metal ruler (no cork back)

Ages: 14 to Adult 

Skill Level: All 

Class Description:This four session course teaches students the basic stitches needed to construct a variety of book structures.  We will cover accordion and maze books, stab bindings, Coptic books and more. Students will become familiar with the vocabulary, tools, materials and techniques associated with traditional bookbinding and leave with a love of binding as well as a strong foundation for more advanced learning.



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Margot Ecke is the owner of Smokey Road Press. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Cornell University. She received a Professional Printing Certificate from the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico and completed her training by earning her Diploma in Bookbinding at the North Bennett Street School in Boston. Margot was the Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College in Aurora, New York from 2004-2006, and has taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the North Bennet Street School and the Ink Shop. She was an Assistant Professor of Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of Georgia from 2006-2009. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally.