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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.   Feb 3rd, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Tuesday February 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday March 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday April 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday May 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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
M.   Feb 9th, 6:30am
All levels
(40)
Monday February 9 6:30am - 8:30am 3 Sessions $90
Sunday March 1 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
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Create spirited collages while learning about composition, and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore color theory and the use basic adhesives for different materials. Learn how to make image transfers using photocopies and/or magazine images with packing tape and acrylic paint. Note: Supplies...

$90
M.   Mar 16th, 2am
All levels
(40)
Monday March 16 2am - 7am 1 Session $90
Monday April 27 2am - 7am 1 Session $90
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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...

$135
T.   Feb 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(3)
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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.

$90
Th.   Feb 5th, 6:30pm
All levels
(11)

Students will learn how to properly color their pulps as well as create appropriate pulp paint consistencies for a variety of purposes. They will make stencils to use during the class and are advised to bring a simple image to trace.Prerequisite: Introduction to Contemporary PapermakingNote: This class has a $15 materials fee

$115
T.   Mar 10th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Tuesday March 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday May 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
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This course is a three-hour figure model-drawing course, employing classical techniques and drawing principles using simple materials (Charcoal, pencil, paper). Material covered in lectures includes an introduction to perspective and simple geometries, proportion and scale, skiagraphy, sight measuring, skeletal and muscular anatomical landmarks. Students...

$540
Th.   Feb 5th, 10am
All levels
(6)

This course provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Fundamentals of acrylic paints and mediums, adhesives, drawing materials, papers, light collage materials such as fabric and cardboard are introduced. In-class demonstrations cover cutting and gluing techniques, inkjet and Xerox transfer...

$480
Sa.   Feb 7th, 10am
Beginner
(4)

Cold air, mittens, and snowflakes are all reminders that winter is here. Bundle up and join us for festive collage making the hot chocolate is on us. After you put the finishing touches on your project, take in the diverse exhibitions on view.

Free
T.   Feb 17th, 11am
All levels
(1)
Tuesday February 17 11am - 2pm 1 Session Free
Thursday February 19 11am - 2pm 1 Session Free
Sunday February 22 11am - 2pm 1 Session Free
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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.   Apr 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
(3)

Learn the elegant printing of the 15th century letterpress. Do it yourself as you make your own personalized stationery. You will hand set real metal type, understand the origins of our alphabet, learn press lock-up, & printing, as you run your own small edition on our vintage Vandercook Uni III. A great introduction to printing beautiful...

$110
Su.   Feb 8th, 10:30am
All levels
Sunday February 8 10:30am - 1pm 1 Session $110
Sunday February 8 12:30pm - 3pm 1 Session $110
Sunday February 15 10:30am - 1pm 1 Session $110
Sunday February 15 12:30pm - 3pm 1 Session $110
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In class you will practice on different weights of paper to create full and empty shapes for building composite images, learn to organize by color separation for creating stencils, and to translate existing images into cut out projects. This class will help boost creativity for both the conception of future projects, and for the execution of existing...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 21st, 10am
Beginner
(3)

Take your etchings to the next level. This class will cover the basics of paper preperation, registration, transfering images from plate to plate, and color mixing. You will create beautiful, complex prints in layered tones. Ideal for artists with ethcing experience.Price includes all supplies and 12 hours of free studio time

$345
W.   Apr 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

This introductory class will teach five basic book structures, develop hand skills and familiarize you with binding tools and techniques. The comprehensive foundation will prepare you for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and will qualify you for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover best practices for folding, cutting,...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Feb 23rd, 10am
All levels
(3)

This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting.  Students will employ the historically unstructured medium of collage as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in painting. Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as students are urged to push the limits of...

$290
Sa.Su.   Mar 28th, 10am
All levels
(4)

Learn to construct pop-ups designed with miniature LEDs and paper-based circuitry. Using simple cuts and folds you’ll create intricate designs that play with light and shadow. The techniques practiced in this class grow from the artist’s prior work with Arduino microcontrollers and infrared sensors, and have been developed alongside an MIT PhD...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 14th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Learn to create classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. Explore simple pop-ups and how to incorporate them into books. This one-day workshop is designed for teachers with students between the ages of 7 and 12. At the end of the class, you will have a variety of structures and resources for including...

$165
Sa.   Mar 21st, 10am
All levels
(3)

Learn Japanese binding techniques using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics to produce unique works. Construct side-sewn binding and through-the-fold structures, as well as a chitsu, the special cloth-covered folding box to hold the books. The end result is a beautiful, boxed set of books. We recommend taking this class in conjunction with Suminagashi so...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 28th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Collaborate on a limited-edition magic book or paper toy to honor April Fool’s Day with Purgatory Pie Press proprietors Esther K Smith and Dikko Faust, internationally renowned for their collaborations and publications. The class will brainstorm, design, hand set the type, print, assemble and bind our April Fool extravaganza. No...

$375
Sa.Su.   Mar 28th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Come learn how to make this adorable and ridiculously easy origami market bag.  This class is part of our Friday Night Stitch 'n Sip Series of classes so bring drinks and snacks and come unwind with us! No Sewing Experience Required.

$40
F.   May 15th, 6:30pm
All levels
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