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Learn from amazing artists...

2023 BRAA Workshops

COMING August 25-26, 2023!

WABI-SABI Mixed Media

Accordion and Bound Books

with GINA LOUTHIAN-STANLEY of the Studio School

This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media works and fold

and bind them into small books or journals! 

The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. ​


WHEN:  Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26 

              10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

WHERE:  Christiansburg Presbyterian Church

               107 W Main Street

               Christiansburg, VA  24073

COST:    $125 BRAA Members  

              $200 Non-members


**Please also bring $35 cash to class for supplies from Gina**

Learn a new way to approach mixed media collage! We will also learn three ways to create image transfers. 

Each participant will have access to sponge brushes, a variety of patterned, and fibrous papers, and two large base sheets of watercolor paper to collage onto, gel medium, permanent waterproof pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. The bookbinding materials will also be provided. 


The first day, we will make pages and covers, the second day you will make one bound book and one accordion book. 




Paper towels

Wet wipes

Matt gel 


If you have these on hand: vintage papers, ephemera, feathers, beads, charms, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images (3” or less to fit the base papers). You can never have enough paper!

Beginners are welcome.

Learn more about Gina on her website:

"Gina is one of the shing star instructors from which I have had the pleasure of gleaning a lot of information in a fairly short block of time.  Her demeanor is exciting, cheerful, and filled with human kindness.  She is among one of the most creative artists I  know and always going in a new direction."  Beverly White.  Salem, VA


"Gina's classes are packed full of demo's, discussion, hands on technique,and plenty of supplies to use at your leisure. With most all of the supplies included I didn't mind venturing into a new media without spending extra for supplies. The end result, I am hooked and have meet yet another amazing instructor. When's the next class?" Penny S., VA.

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  July 31, 2023. Class limited to 15 people. 



Registration fees are refundable (minus $50.00) if you cancel before or find a replacement by July 31, 2023. Cancellation after July 31 is non-refundable.

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