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In this class we will explore basic paper making and manipulate ready-made paper to create jewelry pieces. These techniques offer a way to work with interesting color and texture in lightweight alternative jewelry. Using recycled paper, origami paper, wax paper and tissue paper we will practice traditional origami exercises as well as experimental

$400
+4000 pts
Th.   Aug 14th - Oct 9th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn how to use cutting techniques to conceive and produce works as different as unique illustrations, stenciling editions and dimensional work. During this fun packed workshop you will experiment with silhouettes, colorful collages, basic popups and paper sculptures as well as multiple prints. You will discover the many possible applications o

$325
+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Aug 9th - Aug 10th, 10am
Beginner

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

$325
+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Sep 6th - Sep 7th, 10am
All levels

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

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Aug 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
Tuesday August 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday December 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
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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

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Oct 14th, 6:30pm
All levels

Students will gain a confidence that they can repeat the steps on their own, to later teach to their students. Experiment with some simple bookmaking projects that can be combined to use in the classroom. In the process you'll gain ideas and methods that you can experiment with, and think about everyday materials in a different way. This class is o

$150
+1500 pts
Sa.   Aug 9th, 10am
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
+700 pts
T.   Aug 19th - Aug 26th, 6:30pm
All levels

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

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Sep 16th, 6:30pm
Beginner

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

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Nov 18th, 6:30pm
All levels

The greeting card format of these 12 veggies make them perfect for display or gifts.  What's exciting about the structure of a cauliflower? Where's the drama in a potato? Build these jewel-toned heirloom vegetable pop-ups and find out! The greeting card format of these 12 veggies make them perfect for display or gifts. Beginners are welcome; e

$325
+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Aug 2nd - Aug 3rd, 10am
Beginner

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 structu

$625
+6250 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 4th - Aug 8th, 10am
Beginner

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
+900 pts
T.   Aug 5th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday August 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday September 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday October 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday November 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday December 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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

$485
+4850 pts
W.   Aug 27th - Oct 1st, 6:30pm
All levels

Non-toxic Etching explores innovations in safer etching processes. This four week course will demonstrate plate preparation, application of hard and soft grounds, aquatints, and proper printing technique. This class is for anyone who has avoided printmaking because of a sensitivity to solvents or for those printmakers who want to explore new

$345
+3450 pts
T.   Aug 12th - Sep 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

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) in

$120
+1200 pts
M.T.   Aug 4th - Aug 5th, 12pm
Beginner

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

$325
+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Sep 13th - Sep 14th, 10am
Beginner

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

$245
+2450 pts
Sa.   Oct 18th, 10am
All levels

In this intermediate course, students refine their technical and aesthetic skills in blackand- white photography.  The course emphasizes the relationship between exposure, film development, and the finished print. With approximately two-thirds of class time devoted to hands-on darkroom printing, students can enhance darkroom skills, experiment

$785
+7850 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 11th - Aug 15th, 10am
Intermediate

Students will learn the process and method of making monotype.A monotype is a painting or drawing that has been printed on paper. Because monotypes must be done quickly, the application of paint is bold and loose and can be very expressive. The process of making a monotype is relatively simple:The first method is similar to painting on canvas (ligh

$425
+4250 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 11th - Aug 15th, 1:30pm
All levels

In this all-day workshop, students will learn about basic brushstrokes and color mixing. You'll be painting simple flowers, fruits, and a mountain landscape with a stormy sky. The optional Mini-Kit ($26) includes all the supplies you will need in this workshop: 6 brushes6 sheets top-quality paper7 colors of quality paintPlastic mini-palette If you

$126
+1260 pts
Sa.   Aug 9th, 11am
Beginner
Saturday August 9 11am - 4:30pm 1 Session $126
Saturday August 9 11am - 4:30pm 1 Session $100
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