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October 17th-21st 2022
Artisans Tinkerbox Workshop 
Register here!
with Sharon Payne Bolton
& Special Guest Attendee, Jo Packham
Come join Sharon in her studio in Ketchum, Idaho for 5 days of inspiration and creativity.  This unique and rare opportunity to gather and connect with each other will be an experience like no other.  Jo Packham, creator of award winning magazines "WHERE Women Create" & "WHAT Women Create", will be joining us to spend a jam-packed full 5-days of creating, enjoying and making moments.   
The creating only starts with your Tinkerbox.  We will also be creating various books using a couple of different bookbinding techniques, including the World Famous Coptic Stitch to create Petite Books. 
In this 5-day immersion workshop, Sharon will have EVERYTHING you need to create your Tinkerbox and your handmade books! There is no supply list and no tools to bring.  Sharon will open her trunks of supplies and treasures for the week for you to create.

The outside of your Tinkerbox can be finished with paint, stencils, canvas, lace, velvet, and/or whatever else we dig up in the studio. Together, we will be installing hardware, including hinges, latches, handles and inside drawer pulls.  We will finish the inside of your Tinkerbox with either paint, vintage newspaper, or maybe vintage wall paper?  We will have the option of using molds to create your own custom emblem on the front of your Tinkerbox. 

Emblem made with clay


5-Day Immersion
Studio Retreat

Sharon Payne Bolton
1.  Welcome Wine Tasting Reception on
Sunday, October 16th, Featuring Chateau Montelena Wines  hosted by Commodore Bolton
2.  5 days in-studio immersion with Sharon creating your Tinkerbox and at least 2 hand made books with Sharon. (Monday through Friday)
3.  Special evening workshop with Mixed Media Artist, Diana Darden creating Story Spools with vintage elements.
4.  Local Studio Tours
5.  Light breakfast and coffee each morning of the retreat in the studio.
6.  Lunch each day of the retreat.
7.  Closing Ceremony on Friday evening, October 21st.

*retreat does not include airfare, lodging, dinners or rental car

Thursday, June 9th, 2022  @9am MST

Evening Workshop with Mixed Media Artist and Special Guest:
Story Spools
Diana's Story Spools
Made on vintage spools
with ribbons fabrics and findings,
these little sweeties are fun to make.
The ideas are limitless for a small project. 

Studio Tours
During this very special retreat (in which we all clearly deserve❤️)
we will be visiting local art studios that were featured in
Women Create - Maker Moments; which includes our beautiful friends;
 Cindy Hamlin, Sally Metcalf, and Kary Kjesbo.
Cindy Hamlin -
World Famous Birdhouse Creator
Sally Metcalf - A Master of Basketry
 Kary Kjesbo -
My favorite Jewelry Artist
Betty Bolton Jr.
Modeling the Burnt Velvet Tinkerbox.
Inside Tinkerboxes
 Sharon will pull supplies from her trunks and cases for you to use as your own to create your masterpieces.  The Tinkerbox has endless uses; including as a tool box, sewing box, beading box, soldering supplies box, memory box, paint box, and many more uses.


Seating is limited.  
All experience levels are welcome.
Tuition is exchangeable, transferable, and refundable under valid circumstances. 
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