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In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls,...

$75
Th.   Mar 26th, 6:30pm
All levels
(48)

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This workshop will reveal the secrets of paper marbling, an ancient printing technique in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface and is later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). Called Ebru by the Turkish and Suminagashi by the Japanese, marbling has always been a mysterious technique with varied...

$80
Su.   Apr 12th, 12pm
Beginner
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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.

$90
T.   Mar 3rd, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Tuesday March 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday April 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday May 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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
Sa.   Jun 20th, 10am
All levels
(26)

Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk out with a complete leather journal in the color of your choice, plus the skills to make more on your own.Come learn how to make your very own hand-bound, softcover leather journal!In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just two...

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Th.   Mar 5th, 7pm
Beginner
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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.   Mar 15th, 2pm
All levels
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Sunday March 15 2pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
Sunday April 26 2pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
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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...

$374
Th.   Mar 19th, 11am
All levels
(130)
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This class will simultaneously explore the history of self-publishing, as well as employ a hands-on approach to the physical production of books and zines.  We will look at early Dada publications of the early teens and 20s, sci-fi fanzines of the 30s, music zines of the 70s, manifestos, Riot Grrrl, art zines, photo zines, lit zines, political...

$400
T.   Mar 31st, 7pm
All levels
(33)

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...

$75
Th.   May 7th, 6:30pm
All levels
(48)
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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-of-a-kind...

$60
Sa.   May 2nd, 2pm
All levels
(33)

Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books.Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect through...

$300
W.   May 6th, 6:30pm
All levels
(48)

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.   Mar 10th, 6:30pm
Beginner
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Tuesday March 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday May 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
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In class you will practice on different weights of paper to create full and empty shapes for building composite images, learn to organize by color separation for creating stencils, and to translate existing images into cut out projects. This class will help boost creativity for both the conception of future projects, and for the execution of existing...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 21st, 10am
Beginner
(3)

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.   Apr 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
(3)

In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just two hours we’ll cover basic bookbinding techniques and terminology, from sizing and folding paper to the final assembly process and everything in-between. Take your pick of a variety of high-quality leathers in fun colors (don’t...

$65
Th.   Mar 5th, 7pm
All levels

Remember those puzzle blocks you had as a kid which, when tumbled around, told different stories on their surfaces? You will be making a set of your own story blocks: 12 paper cubes painted, printed, stamped, collagraphed—the image-making is up to you—to record a personal narrative. A lesson on painting through stencils will inaugurate...

$375
Sa.Su.   Mar 7th, 10am
All levels
(3)

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

$345
W.   Apr 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting.  Students will employ the historically unstructured medium of collage as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in painting. Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as students are urged to push the limits of...

$290
Sa.Su.   Mar 28th, 10am
All levels
(4)

Learn to construct pop-ups designed with miniature LEDs and paper-based circuitry. Using simple cuts and folds you’ll create intricate designs that play with light and shadow. The techniques practiced in this class grow from the artist’s prior work with Arduino microcontrollers and infrared sensors, and have been developed alongside an MIT PhD...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 14th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Learn to create classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. Explore simple pop-ups and how to incorporate them into books. This one-day workshop is designed for teachers with students between the ages of 7 and 12. At the end of the class, you will have a variety of structures and resources for including...

$165
Sa.   Mar 21st, 10am
All levels
(3)
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