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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.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Supply List: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" Bristol Board PadX-acto type knife with a supply of bladesCutting mat (12” x 18”)1 pair
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
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