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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
F.   Jun 19th, 1pm
All levels
(37)
Friday June 19 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $65
Saturday June 20 10am - 12pm 1 Session $65
Saturday June 20 2pm - 4pm 1 Session $65
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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
(63)
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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
(74)
Thursday April 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Wednesday May 6 9:30am - 12:30pm 5 Sessions $250
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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
(131)

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
(74)

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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:Express yourself through endless artistic techniques in painting, mixed-media, and a wide variety of art supplies.Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on demonstrationsReceive...

$274
Th.   May 21st, 11am
All levels
(151)

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...

$61
Sa.   Jul 11th, 12pm
All levels
(31)

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.   Jun 2nd, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Tuesday June 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday July 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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 are...

$100
T.   May 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
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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.   Jun 9th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)

This course will teach the basics of Turkish water-based paper marbling using traditional marbling inks and acrylics. You will learn how to prepare paper for marbling and beginner to intermediate marbling techniques of mixing and applying colors, raking and combing colors into patterns, and how to lay down the paper. Over two days, you will have the...

$325
Sa.Su.   Jun 13th, 10am
All levels
(6)

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 dimensions...

$135
T.   Jul 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
(3)

In this introductory Core class, you will learn five basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover discussion...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jun 22nd, 10am
Beginner
(6)

This workshop draws from the very beginnings of photography on paper, from the early experiments before 1839 to the “Photogenic Drawings” of William Henry Fox Talbot, and the later advancements in the process. The salted paper print is the precursor to what is considered modern traditional photography. Paired with the calotype paper negative, the...

$495
Sa.Su.   Jun 6th, 10am
Beginner

This one day workshop is designed for teachers of seven to ten year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend the day creating classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. You will leave with a variety of book structures and ideas for including book...

$165
Sa.   Jul 18th, 10am
All levels
(6)

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies provided.Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Free
Su.   Jul 5th, 1pm
All levels
(5)
Sunday July 5 1pm - 4pm 1 Session Free
Sunday July 19 1pm - 4pm 1 Session Free
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This one-day workshop is designed for teachers of eight to twelve-year-olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. Building on the methods learned during the prior section, create pamphlets and accordion structures with greater complexity, as well as combination bindings. We will also make origami-folded...

$165
Sa.   Jul 25th, 10am
All levels
(6)

Explore the form of a dragonfly. Bring a flicker to a firefly. Give song to a cricket. By popular demand, Shawn Sheehy is back at the Center, offering a paper engineering workshop focused on bugs. We will build a series of increasingly complex pop-up and movable structures in folio form, handy for display, gifts or further study. For many of these...

$325
Sa.Su.   Aug 15th, 10am
All levels
(6)

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.

$331
Sa.   May 2nd, 2:30pm
All levels
(31)
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In Sketching 002 you can take your line drawings from Sketching 001 and learn different techniques to render them in color to fully realize your concepts. Learn the basics of light and shadow, shiny versus matte, or how to add prints and textures through a variety of classic marker/pencil techniques, and a brief introduction to new digital techniques. ...

$150
Th.   May 14th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
(24)
Thursday May 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $150
Thursday June 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $150
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