The Envelope Book: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary



The Envelope Book: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary with Victoria Norton

November 16, 2024 | Saturday| 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Experience Level: All levels of experience are welcome. Ages 16 and older welcome.
  • Medium: Paper Arts, Mixed Media
  • Registration: Each student must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Materials List: Materials Art Included
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center/Theatre Studio.

Starting to think about the holidays?  This workshop will inspire those who love to make handmade gifts!  In this class you will start with 4 or 5 ordinary envelopes in specific sizes.  These will be attached and decorated with colorful papers. Then, create your own “ephemera” to go within each envelope! This can include quotes, drawings, messages, art and more. Let your  imagination run wild!  A sepia tone applied to all edges will give these books an old world look with a modern twist.


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V. Norton

V. Norton

Nature is an inspiration for my artwork. All the Native American tribes that dwell around us are also a source of creativity. I see my colors, textures and shapes in the environment around me .

I have always loved letters as an art form, as well as a way to express ideas and feelings. This I try to represent in my cards, prints, and original pieces shown here in the gallery. I have been a calligrapher for over 35 years, and loved teaching my art. I was the Calligraphy Instructor here at SAC from 1989- 2003. From there I was an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ from 2003- 2007. I always thought my students were some of my finest teachers. Now original pieces, designing handmade books, and commissions keep me expanding my calligraphic horizons.

Porcelain is the clay “ with which I like to play.” My functional pieces, such as the bowls and hand carved mugs, are all high fired with lead free glazes . Safe to eat from, as well as aesthetically pleasing. However I do like the bright colors of the low fire glazes used in my some of my folk art pieces and especially my masks. Everywhere I have travelled, I found indigenous people creating some image of the unknown. I too am a mask maker, large and small.

I look forward to a long relationship with the spirit of my clay and those who appreciate its beauty

Materials Are Included

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Office at 928-282-3809, ext 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, 9 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri.

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied.
  • If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.