Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 4 – 8 p.m.
$125 ($100 for M members)
This is a four-part class for ages 18+.

Guided by teaching artist Brad Thomas, draw on your own personal history to inform and propel new creations. Spontaneity, improvisation, and experimentation will be central to your journey, and you will explore strategies to get over the (sometimes) daunting hump of just getting started. Utilizing basic bookbinding techniques, you will construct your own personalized book and, over the four sessions, fill it with variety of mixed-media techniques, personal narratives, and the unexpected. While the books will certainly be standalone works of art, participants will draw upon the content to develop additional pieces during the week.

Scholarships are available on request on a first come, first served basis. Classes are always free at the M for Native community members. Contact or call (651) 797-2571 for more information.

Teaching artist Brad Thomas has over 25 years of experience as a professional artist, curator, and administrator. His commissioned works have been featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Craft Museum of Finland. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His alma mater awarded him UNC Charlotte’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award in Art+Art History in 2015.