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This workshop offers an introduction to the papermaking process, including how to pull sheets of paper, as well as various papermaking and artistic techniques. Each session includes a lecture, demonstration, viewing of works from our archive and hands-on experimentation.Note: All materials are provided.

$90
T.   Nov 4th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(2)
Tuesday November 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday December 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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Students will be able to learn two techniques: embedding which is a method of incorporating a variety of materials into your sheets of paper; while blowouts use an object’s shape to create pieces of paper that take on this object’s silhouette. Embedding materials should be fairly flat, flexible and able to withstand moisture. Common examples are...

$100
T.   Dec 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

This course introduces two different sculptural papermaking techniques: casting with molds, which result in a solid sculpture composed of thick cotton pulp; and laminate casting, which results in a hollow sculpture made of thin paper. Students must prepare and bring the following materials:Casting requires a hydrocal plaster box-mold, the dimensions...

$100
T.   Nov 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

Learn how to make fun party decorations, stunning bouquets and vibrant centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Learn the basic techniques to transform these simple materials into fanciful blooms that will never wilt, are always in style and suitable for every occasion.

$35
W.   Nov 12th, 7pm
All levels
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In the first class, get your hands dirty and learn techniques to create your own paste paper. This laid-back session will be followed by a tutorial on Japanese stab binding. Students will use their paper and new bookmarking techniques to make their very own journal. Some supplies included, others will be emailed upon registration.

$70
Th.   Nov 20th - Dec 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
(8)

Through basic drafting skills, you will take a simple picture and construct your own paper pattern to piece together.If you like Foundation Paper Piecing, and want to do more than the preprinted patterns that someone else has created, you will enjoy this class. Once you learn this technique of creating your own patterns, the possibilities are endless. Prerequisite:...

$60
F.   Nov 21st, 11:30am
Intermediate
(7)

Taking a class with friends or coworkers? Explore private event options

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This workshop will reveal the secrets of suminagashi (floating water) an ancient japanese technique of paper marbling in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface to be later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). This discipline of marbling employs simple ingredients like ink and water to create one-of-a-kind...

$55
Sa.   Dec 13th, 2pm
All levels
(11)

For advanced students who want to develop individual projects while learning new skills.

$220
W.   Nov 12th - Dec 10th, 7pm
Advanced
(20)

Collage Party is a weekly event for artists and not-yet-artists, young and old, to gather around a large table and create collages on a theme selected at the beginning of each session. Students will pull from a large pile of mixed paper in the center of the table, as well as the energy of the other students surrounding them. Students will finish their...

$90
Su.   Dec 7th - Dec 21st, 5:30pm
All levels
(22)

Paperwhites smell terrific and are a lot of fun to grow. Join us for a session and learn easy and creative ways to force paperwhite bulbs. We will discuss different methods, types of containers that you can use and media that you can use.

$20
T.   Nov 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
Tuesday November 4 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $20
Tuesday December 2 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $20
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A tunnel book is a wonderful structure that allows the viewer to look within and discover a hidden world, which evolves in accumulated layers. Originally derived from a "peep" show, it still feels that we are allowed to gaze within a personal space. The class will begin with a short history and then make a model to understand how the structure moves...

$325
Sa.Su.   Dec 13th - Dec 14th, 10am
All levels
(2)
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Learn to express yourself through artistic techniques in painting & combined art materials (mixed-media). Enjoy creative fulfillment in this relaxing and self-expressive painting and mixed-media art class! Open to all levels, for beginners and seasoned artists alike, in this art class you will:Express yourself through endless artistic techniques...

$349
Th.   Nov 13th - Jan 15th, 11am
All levels
(83)

Students will make several structures, including a pamphlet, a flat and a rounded case bound multi-section book, and a photo album. This introductory course will familiarize students with the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives), techniques (folding, sewing, gluing), and history of bookbinding. Students will make several structures,...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 10th - Nov 14th, 10am
Beginner
(2)

Multimedia artist Angie Waller will demonstrate systems for generating and storing found texts and provide code samples in Excel and Python that allow participants to generate chance outcomes with their own texts. Waller will also share her own artist books, made with search engine queries, public apologies and most recently a series of auto-generated...

$25
Sa.   Nov 1st, 2pm
All levels
(1)

This intensive workshop will de-mystify the world of adhesives and methods for using them. The class will begin with demonstrations on how to use various pressure, heat, and wet adhesives. Each adhesive has its own unique characteristic that lends itself to certain methods and materials. We will explore these characteristics in some printing demonstrations...

$275
M.   Nov 17th - Dec 8th, 6pm
All levels
(2)

Do you like puzzles? Do you enjoy taking apart machinery and reassembling it? Do you see stories within other stories? Whether or not you fancy yourself a poet, this class will give you new ways to tell stories.We'll use newspapers, magazines, song lyrics, book excerpts, and even other poems to write our found poetry. Individual and partner exercises...

$22
Sa.   Nov 22nd, 12:30pm
All levels
(60)

Highlighting the many luminaries who have taught at the Center over its forty years, we're excited to announce this special series of Anniversary Workshops.What could possibly go wrong in a bookbinding project? Everything! We know, we've been making books for over 60 (combined) years. We'll present to you our failures; our successes; our good ideas;...

$375
Sa.Su.   Nov 8th - Nov 9th, 10am
All levels
(2)

Create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Supply List: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" Bristol Board PadX-acto type knife with a supply of bladesCutting mat (12” x 18”)1 pair...

$185
M.   Nov 10th - Dec 15th, 7pm
Beginner
(20)

Protective enclosures can serve as an extension of the books you create, enhance their presentation, and provide an additional surface where one can customize the box to reflect the contents. Learn to make three archival enclosures that enable you to store your books in a protective environment. Learn how to make the archival enclosure used by the...

$325
Sa.Su.   Nov 15th - Nov 16th, 10am
All levels
(2)

Are you a collector of images and things, interested in finding meaning in a narrative format? In this 2-day book workshop, students will connect content to form, using the artist book as a vehicle for their message.Students will learn collage and mixed media practices (transferring, working with wet and dry media, proper glues and applications) introduced...

$125
Sa.Su.   Nov 29th - Nov 30th, 12pm
Beginner
(60)
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