Travel Journals

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on April 3 & 10, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on March 27th, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop is taught by CBA instructor Susan Joy Share.
Making a travel journal is a great way to prepare for and get excited about a trip. Whether journeying near or far or keeping a journal at home, we’ll make a book you’ll want to keep close at hand.
Participants will create a series of soft-cover travel journals with paper covers for writing, drawing and collage, and several compartments for tucking away collected items. We’ll learn basic folding and sewing techniques as we make pocket-sized books, perfect for walks or hikes, and a larger one for when you are settled in with time to reflect. This workshop is open to beginner and advanced bookmakers alike!
Fun Fact: Travel journals have been used since ancient times to document a variety of voyages from pilgrimage, exploration, leisure, and educational travel.

Required Materials:


  • Text paper
  • Card weight paper


  • Pencil
    Bone folder
    X-Acto knife and cutting mat
    Metal ruler or triangle
    Punching awl, “T” pin or long push pin
    Clips – a few large paper clips, binder’s clips or clothes pins
    Needle and linen thread or other strong thread as carpet weight sewing thread
    Small glue brush
    Glue stick
    PVA adhesive
    Wax paper or baking parchment
    Book cloth scraps or decorative paper for small book covers
    Scrap paper for gluing
  • Collage material, photos, colored pencil, rubber stamps, markers, etc.

More detailed material list will be sent in the class registration confirmation email.

About Susan Joy Share

Susan Joy Share’s artwork combines sculpture, painting, bookbinding, sewing and collage. Her abstract architectural forms, figures and pop-ups are colorful and kinetic. Susan worked in book conservation at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and has taught at the Center for Book Arts, NYC; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO; and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME. Her work is in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Jaffe Center and Anchorage Museum. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on March 27th at 11:59pm. The price of this class is $105. This class will be recorded and the recording will be viewable for up to 30 days after the class.

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