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This three session class is designed to liberate and empower your English Paper Piecing adventures.Students will leave behind the basic store-bought shapes to create intricate hexagonal blocks and then explore classic hexagonal blocks, tweak them to make them more unique, and improvise entirely new ones. Students must be confident with basic E
This course will teach the basics of water-based (Turkish) paper marbling using acrylic and tempera paints. Learn how to prepare paper for marbling as well as basic marbling techniques. You will then have the opportunity to make your own marbled papers and patterns. Students who wish to marble their own specific types of paper should bring them on
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 a
Students will make both traditional and contemporary types of watermarks. This class demonstrates two different ways of producing a watermark along with a number of creative applications. Students are advised to bring a simple line drawing to trace.Prerequisite: Introduction to Contemporary PapermakingNote: This class has a $15 materials fee
Students will learn how to make Vegetable Papyrus sheets of paper and sculpture by preparing a garden assortment of vegetables so that they can create art by using a palate of freshly harvested celery, cucumbers, carrots, onions, beets, peppers, etc. At the end of class, students will take home their art and complete instructions so that they can c
With an emphasis on recycling paper ephemera and natural materials, this class will explore a combination of traditional and unusual materials to make collages. Learn a variety of collage techniques, compositions, and concepts, and how to repurpose and recycle images and objects into artworks. Students are welcome to bring some of their own collage
Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books.Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect t
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: Suppl
Students will learn how to properly color their pulps as well as create appropriate pulp paint consistencies for a variety of purposes. Students 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
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 dimension
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.
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
Students will be able to make models and also construct their own individual examples using their own drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, collages, etc.
A two day workshop introducing the methods of constructing carousel books, sometimes called star books. A Victorian era book often produced as souvenirs or novelties, the format is now mostly u
Travel back to the 1800’s when dimensional illusions (such as tumbling blocks) and hand piecing with papers were the rage. The inner city pattern, created with half-hexagons and careful placement of fabric values, is a rarer design and an ideal way to use scraps of fabric. English paper piecing is a great carry around project for the times when y
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 demons
Take a page from the Cubists' studio and mine the potential of mixed materials in this two-day workshop (November 16 and 23). Look closely at the special exhibition Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and experiment with new textures, color illusions, hidden imagery, and strategies for depicting your choice of subject matter through unique com
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:Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on demonstration
Students will learn how to mix chemistry for Albumen, coat paper, sensitize paper, and how to tone prints. The class will have the advantage of using UV lights for faster exposures as well as digital negatives for contact printing, which students should bring. In 1850, Frenchman, Louis-Desiré Blanquart-Evrard (1802-1872), invented the albumen prin
Students will learn the cyanotype process from start to finish, starting with the mixing of its iron-based, light sensitive emulsion, coating the paper with the emulsion and finally, by placing a negative on the coated paper and exposing it to a UV light source. This workshop is an investigation into the expressive possibilities of the Cyanotype pr
Learn to paint in the Chinese style using a bamboo brush, ink, and rice paper. Get step-by-step individual instruction of this ancient art form, and develop your own style. Materials are provided for an additional fee if you do not have your own inks, brushes, and rice paper.
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