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Gayle WoodyGayle Woody will present a bookmaking program at the Jackson County Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. The class will be held in the atrium of the library. All materials needed will be provided for those who attend the class.

Woody is the art teacher at Smoky Mountain High School. She has extensive knowledge of bookmaking, particularly making chapbooks. She has had two books shown at the prestigious BookOpolis art show in Asheville. Woody has been teaching art in Jackson County for about 15 years.

“These books we will be making are an excellent vehicle for personal writing, poetry, photo collages, and any other small artistic endeavors,” said Woody.

The particular method she will be teaching in this program is called simple long-stitch binding method. Woody also wants to stress that this is simple, beginning level book art.

“Anyone can do this,” she said.

Space is limited. Call the Jackson County Public Library at (828)586-2016 to register for this program.


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