NEW June classes at Sparks Art Studio: Suminagashi + Advanced Leather Sketchbooks

Saturday, June 1 – Suminagashi Marbling on Paper
Saturday, June 8 – Advanced Leather Sketchbook Journals

Sign up for a workshop…  Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email [email protected] to reserve a seat in any class
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Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012

The Art of Suminagashi
Great new class
with Sharon Giles
Sat., June 1 – 12:30-3:30

Join this repeat of a popular class. Produce beautiful marbled Suminagashi papers using the ancient Japanese technique of inks floating on water. These beautiful papers can be used in book binding, greeting cards, collage and artwork.
Supplies included in the class – Instructor will provide inks, paper, brushes and water containers.
Cost: $35 Sharon Giles – Water media and mixed media artist with awards from many local art organizations. She is the webmaster for and also teaches Gelli printing and acrylic pouring.     Art website:

Advanced Leather Sketchbooks
NEW techniques for pages and binding
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
Sat., June 8 – 9:30 – 3:00

Cost $55   –   includes a ‘KIT’ with Leather Cover, professional thread, handmade end papers, abeads, needle, rivets, and closure
Suzanne McNeill          817-266-3085
arn NEW types of bindings – twisted, beaded and stitched. Explore NEW ways to prepare papers and create an interesting closure. We will cut or tear the paper in class. The class is planned around an 8×8″ book with 96-110 pages. You are welcome to ame a different size of book – 8×11″ ledger or 5×7 pocket size. Contact Suzanne (817-266-3085) before the class so the cover will be the correct size.
 Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the pages …  
You will need 4 sheets of 140# paper – Fabriano or Fluid work best, CP or HP (please don’t bring Arches) – OR paper is available in the studio – Four 22 x 30″ sheets for $16.
Additional helpful Supplies: If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.