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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
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
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.
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
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-
Welcome to collage class, where all of your wildest art dreams may come true. Collage is a great way to visualize your dreams and get the creative juices flowing. Artist and curator C. Finley carefully curates beautiful materials in order for you to follow your creativity and discover how this fun and quick artistic practice can unlock unique possi
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
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.
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
Multimedia artist Angie Waller will demonstrate systems for generating and storing found texts and provide code samples in Excel and Python that allow participants to generate chance outcomes with their own texts. Waller will also share her own artist books, made with search engine queries, public apologies and most recently a series of auto-genera
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
Do you like puzzles? Do you enjoy taking apart machinery and reassembling it? Do you see stories within other stories? Whether or not you fancy yourself a poet, this class will give you new ways to tell stories.We'll use newspapers, magazines, song lyrics, book excerpts, and even other poems to write our found poetry. Individual and partner exercis
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
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
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
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