***  January 14 & 21, Hidden Treasures: Paper Puzzles, Cards, and Magic,                          Clearing in Winter, 1-4, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library.                                                             Magical Folds: Flexagons, Hexiflexagons,and More, including the a Jacobs Ladder Flexagon, a neverending card flexagon and more!

*** May 15, Home Studio Class,  Buttonhole Binding, 9-2 New!

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*** May 29-30, Home Studio Class, Puzzle Box.  New!



***  June 14-16, Magic Box Class, Sievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, Wisconsin

Hidden Compartment Box, a Japanese design that reveals a secret compartment.

*** June 26, Home Studio, Coptic Binding

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*** July 6, Marbling at The Corner of the Past,  Sister Bay Historical  Society

 ***July 10, Home Studio, Zhen Xian Bao, Chinese Thread Book


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***July 24, Home Studio, with Karen Crosby, adjunct Professor of Art for the UW System: Contour Drawing Blizzard Book

***July 29-30, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Marbling Workshop


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***August 1-2, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Clamshell Box and Book

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***August 7, Home Studio: Books in the Classroom: Making Books for Educators, across the curriculum integrating the act of writing and literacy with making books,

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*** August 26-29 Marbling: Paper and FabricSievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island

Involve yourself in three days of actylic marbling and learn a range of both traditional and contemporary techniques of this ancient art with both paper and fabric. Plenty of time to experiment with color and design!

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***Sept. 4, Home Studio, Zhen Xian Bao, Chinese Thread Book

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*** Sept. 8-14, A JOURNALING TOOL KIT, The Clearing,

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Join long time Clearing instructors Darlene Cole and Nancy Akerly for an in-depth week of jounaling and paper arts. You will explore your own creative processes while making a long stitch personal journal from bookboard and fine papers,  learning techniques and daily practices to help you reflect on and explore your unique perspective and thoughts. 

*** September 256y, Home Studio, Tissue Box, New!

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*** October 2,  Home Studio: Long Stitch Photo Album New!

Textpages are handbound with long stitch binding, and then encased in a plastic photo safe sleeve so you can slip photos into both sides of each page -  a made to order photo memory book you can individualize to your heart’s delight!

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*** October 23, Secret Belgian Binding

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If you would like to reserve a seat at any class in the  Home Studio or have any questions about classes or workshops, please feel free to send an email to or call me at 920-854-4246! For classes at The Clearing or Sievers School of Fiber Arts, please click on the link for those websites.

***  HOME STUDIO CLASSES are small intimate classes of  five or six people taught in my Sister Bay Studio, normally on Wednesdays. Classes range from Long Stitch Binding, Coptic Binding, and Secret Belgian Binding to Box Making 101 and more advanced Box Making Classes. The classes start at 9 and run to about 2 or so, with a short break for lunch. Students bring a bag lunch. There is water and soda available and a small refrigerator. The goal is learning made fun!

Each class is $45, plus a materials fee, which varies with the class.  If you are interested in registering or have questions please contact me at or test or call at 920-854-4246. 


***  November   FRIENDS OF GIBRALTAR HOLIDAY ART FAIR, Sister Bay Village Hall, Sister Bay, WI

LGPA work can be seen at The Clearing Gift Shop, Ellison Bay, WI, and at The Glass Door Studio Artists Co-op, directly behind Ecology Sports across from the Marina in Sister Bay, WI, and in various art shows in Door County, including The Meadows Gallery, Sister Bay, and by appointment, 920-854-4246.


© Nancy Akerly 2019