Historic Valentines
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Saturday February 5, 2022
10 AM to 1 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are, VIA ZOOM
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 15

In the mid-19th century, cobweb or bee-hive valentines were sometimes delivered on Valentine’s Day. They had a picture, often flowers or a picturesque scene, with a string in the center. When the string was pulled the top picture revealed a second picture underneath, visible through cuts in the top layer with the stretched paper having the appearance of a cobweb. The woven heart in hand was another token of love exchanged in past times. We’ll construct a model of both of these historic valentines. Participants can make more personalized valentines to send for Valentine’s Day or incorporate these techniques in their artwork after class.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu). John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple process.


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $75, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $75 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection, access to a printer or copy shop, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.


Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. www.stephaniewolffstudio.com