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Paper Classes Coming up in New York

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.Amaze your friends with an array of tricky bookforms from a myriad of traditions: hexiflexagons, magic wallets, simple popups, origami-based forms, exquisite corpses, woven pockets, animations,c

$375
Sa.Su.   Nov 1st - Nov 2nd, 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
T.   Dec 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
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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
T.   Oct 14th, 6:30pm
All levels

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 move

$325
Sa.Su.   Dec 13th - Dec 14th, 10am
All levels

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

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

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.   Oct 7th, 6:30pm
Beginner
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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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 th

$90
Su.   Nov 2nd - Nov 16th, 5:30pm
All levels
Sunday November 2 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
Sunday December 7 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
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Learn to make books for fun or profit—can be a new hobby--great for gifts, cards, etc.—or contribute to your profession—portfolios, promo pieces, artist books. Explore simple bookbinding from Eastern and early Western traditions. Make ten books from start to finish. Make individual and collaborative books, u

$450
W.   Oct 29th - Dec 10th, 6pm
All levels

Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance.

$275
T.   Oct 28th - Dec 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels
Tuesday October 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $275
Tuesday October 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $45
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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: Suppl

$90
Su.   Oct 19th, 2pm
All levels

Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and half of the renowned Purgatory Pie Press, teaches bookbinding for artists and printmakers.Explore simple bookbinding from Eastern and early Western traditions. Make ten or more books from start to finish. Make individual and collaborative books, unique books and small editions. Book structures includ

$300
T.   Oct 14th - Nov 18th, 6:30pm
All levels

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
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 10th - Nov 14th, 10am
Beginner
Monday November 10 10am - 4pm 5 Sessions $625
Tuesday October 14 6pm - 9pm 10 Sessions $625
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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 dimension

$100
T.   Nov 18th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their le

$325
Sa.Su.   Nov 1st - Nov 2nd, 10am
All levels

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.Artist and bookbinder Susan Mills apprenticed with CBA founder Richard Minsky. One of her early projects was binding an edition of 50 small leather books as holiday gifts for Minsky's clients. T

$375
Sa.Su.   Dec 6th - Dec 7th, 10am
All levels

This course introduces students to a wide range of modern and contemporary artists who use printmaking, drawing, and mixed media installations to develop radical interventions into art and life.Issues of consumer culture, reproduction, copying, and appropriation undermine traditional value systems while creating new ways of seeing images within a s

$400
W.   Oct 22nd - Nov 19th, 6pm
All levels

Relief is combining two dimensional and three dimensional elements to create a work designed to be hung on the wall. In this workshop we will employ light weight, easily accessible materials and tools: foam board, a hot glue gun, acrylic paints and paper. This workshop will focus on:Exploring various methods of painting on paper to create layers

$290
Sa.Su.   Nov 1st - Nov 2nd, 10am
All levels

In this workshop students will create mixed media collage works on paper drawing inspiration from the detailed compositions, resplendent color and narrative quality of a variety of art sources. Art techniques focus on line, composition, color, pattern and the use of collage as a design element. Students will learn archival collage techniques

$200
W.   Oct 8th - Oct 29th, 6:30pm
All levels

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.Starting with the idea of an architectural monument, join Kumi Korf for an investigation of sculptural book structures. She will introduce you to five different structures, all of them used as a

$375
Sa.Su.   Oct 18th - Oct 19th, 10am
All levels
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