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Sharon Payne Bolton

Sharon is a world renowned mixed media artist and teacher and her full time art studio is located in Ketchum, Idaho. She serves as a Core Art Educator for "Art is You" Mixed Media Art Retreats, and she has shared her teaching with students in the US, Australia and The South of France. Sharon plans to continue her French art retreats when things open up again! Given the Covid 19 lockdowns Sharon has decided to offer her sought after courses online so she can continue to inspire students to engage with their creativity. Sharon has shown her work at art fairs and galleries in Idaho and California, winning “Best Booth” at the Ketchum Art Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho in 2010, and “Best of Show” at the Mill Valley, CA Arts Festival in 2016.

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About this course

Registration is NOW  Open!

Between The Pages & The Coptic Stitch

An Online Course 

with Sharon Payne Bolton

In this self paced course, you will transform 10 pages of book board and create your very own Artist Book and bind it all together with The Coptic Stitch.

Cost is $55 USD

Unlimited access to the course

Sharon recommends her

 Getting Started  Kit

 to launch you into bookmaking journey.  

The Getting Started Kit includes: 

  • A copy of Between the Pages & The Coptic Stitch by Sharon Payne Bolton
  • 10 pages of book board (3" x 4")
  • The  handy dandy  Protector of the Pages (non stick, space saving and drying book invented by Sharon)
  • 2 strands of 6ft of Waxed Linen Thread (2 random colors)
  • 2 bookbinding needles

The price of the Getting Started Kit is $25 plus shipping.

Techniques included in this self-paced online course will be:

Covering and edging  your pages. 

Cutting Windows.

Creating pockets for messages, quotes or poems. 

 Attaching  Dangles (this is a fancy term for hanging interesting things off the pages of your book.)

Simple laser copy transfers onto paper.

But most of all the  (single page) Coptic Stitch 

Registration is now OPEN!

Enroll Here!