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the whole

fun for the whole family

Kids of all ages enjoy make-your-own s'mores stations during winter First Saturday.

we know how to throw a party

we know how to throw a party

Fire performers dazzle onlookers during February's Fire in Ice First Saturday.

volunteer in downtown frederick

volunteer in downtown frederick

Deborah Gilbert, dedicated Alive @ Five volunteer.

take a stroll

take a stroll downtown

Visitors enjoy Downtown Frederick's walkability and diverse shopping scene.

our door is always open

our door is always open

Need a break? Take a peek at one of 150+ unique shops in Downtown Frederick.



Coptic to Coil Binding and the Poetry of Pastepapers

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701

Students will make traditional and original paste papers that will be used as covers for a blank Coptic book that can be used as a journal or sketchbook. Additional paste papers will become visual seed for a poetic Artist’s Book that we will make on Sunday. The Coptic Binding is the oldest western binding. It is popular as a non-adhesive structure, as the pages lay flat and the exposed sewing makes a decorative herringbone pattern. Students will learn a traditional technique to fold down sections from a parent sheet; how to trim sections using a small guillotine; and how to use a coil binder. No experience necessary. Tuition includes all supplies.

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