Magic Book-in-a-Box: A Treasured Story-Keeper with Susan Callan (Online)

  • Thursday, October 08, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, October 08, 2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Print & Book Zoom Room, Class Code PB100820SC
  • 2


  • Please register to receive the Zoom link to join this class.

    Registration will close on Wed., 10-7

Registration is closed
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

Create a unique book form – a small, intriguing book, nestled in an old box. As the accordion “book” is lifted out, it tells a story in pictures and words. The pictures are ones you have taken or found; the words are from your imagination or just-perfect quotes. The results may be a series of creative dreamscapes; or perhaps a glimpse of a story ‘til now untold; or even a memory of a special event. It all works together to become a special and irresistible ‘book’ that will be read, re-read, and treasured.

In the first of two short, 1½ hr. online sessions, you’ll be guided in creating and presenting your book’s theme, idea sequencing, and story-telling, as well as preparing your repurposed box. In addition, there will be ample, emailed handouts to help you through the at-home work of getting your own story and pictures organized and into the book, and then personalizing the box.

The second session will address any questions; offer workable solutions; provide examples for finishing touches to the box; talk about a colophon; and, at last-but not least, we’ll take time to show and share each creative Book-in-a-Box made in the class.


  • Registration for this class will close on Wednesday, 10-7 at 3:00 PM.
  • Please look for the supply list in your registration confirmation email.
  • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A link to join this online event will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
  • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!

  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

Susan Callan, an instructor of Book Arts at BARN, teaches classes in creativity –cleverly disguised as all things book. She dove into the world of Book Arts during a life-junction about 30 years ago, and never looked back. She continues to be a student, even as she teaches – consistent with her passion for sharing acquired knowledge. The hallmark of her classes is the magical interaction between being creative and having fun.

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