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In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls,...

$76.88
Th.   Jun 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
(61)

Paper cutting, or papel picado, is a traditional Mexican craft. In this workshop, draw inspiration from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul garden. You'll look at folk and fine art examples of cut paper from a variety of cultures and periods, learn basic paper cutting techniques with scissor and craft knife, and use botanical and photo references to create your...

$65
Sa.   Jun 20th, 10am
All levels
(34)
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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.   Apr 7th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Tuesday April 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday May 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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This class will simultaneously explore the history of self-publishing, as well as employ a hands-on approach to the physical production of books and zines.  We will look at early Dada publications of the early teens and 20s, sci-fi fanzines of the 30s, music zines of the 70s, manifestos, Riot Grrrl, art zines, photo zines, lit zines, political...

$400
T.   Mar 31st, 7pm
All levels
(33)

Create dynamic 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
Su.   Apr 26th, 2pm
All levels
(59)

Let’s make collage together! Collage is the perfect medium to explore today’s image-saturated culture.  Many artists working today are using collage as a way to combine photography, painting, fabric arts and countless different materials into exciting, multi dimensional artwork.  In this class we will explore historical approaches...

$250
Th.   Apr 30th, 6:30pm
All levels
(69)
Thursday April 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Wednesday May 6 9:30am - 12:30pm 5 Sessions $250
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Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk out with a complete leather journal in the color of your choice, plus the skills to make more on your own.Come learn how to make your very own hand-bound, softcover leather journal!In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just two...

$65
Su.   Apr 26th, 3:30pm
Beginner
(55)
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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...

$60
Sa.   May 2nd, 2pm
All levels
(33)

Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. Each student will complete the binding of a book in class. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their...

$76.88
Th.   May 7th, 6:30pm
All levels
(61)

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...

$145
Sa.Su.   May 2nd, 12pm
All levels
(109)

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 through...

$307.50
W.   May 6th, 6:30pm
All levels
(61)

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)

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
(5)

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
(5)

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.   May 12th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)

Get your feet wet in printing! To kick off the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, the school will co-host workshops on hand-bookbinding and letterpress printing for writers. This introductory printing workshop is taught by the Center’s Master Printer Barbara Henry. Be sure to also check out the Introductory Bookbinding Workshop with...

$20
W.   Apr 1st, 10am
Beginner
(5)
Wednesday April 1 10am - 1pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday April 1 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $20
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Get your feet wet in bookbinding! To kick off the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, the school will co-host workshops on hand-bookbinding and letterpress printing for writers. This introductory bookbinding workshop is taught by Celine Lombardi, Chair of the Guild of Book Workers, New York Chapter. Be sure to also check out the Introductory...

$20
W.   Apr 1st, 10am
Beginner
(5)
Wednesday April 1 10am - 1pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday April 1 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $20
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Learn how to use one of the most prevalent art techniques in modern art, used by artists from Picasso to Kiki Smith. In this course, students create collages using texture, rhythm, and other formal elements of art.

$245
W.   Apr 15th, 10am
All levels
(2)

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
(2)

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.   Apr 19th, 11am
All levels
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