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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
This three session class is designed to liberate and empower your English Paper Piecing adventures.Students will leave behind the basic store-bought shapes to create intricate hexagonal blocks and then explore classic hexagonal blocks, tweak them to make them more unique, and improvise entirely new ones. Students must be confident with basic E
This course will teach the basics of water-based (Turkish) paper marbling using acrylic and tempera paints. Learn how to prepare paper for marbling as well as basic marbling techniques. You will then have the opportunity to make your own marbled papers and patterns. Students who wish to marble their own specific types of paper should bring them on
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
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
Students will learn how to make Vegetable Papyrus sheets of paper and sculpture by preparing a garden assortment of vegetables so that they can create art by using a palate of freshly harvested celery, cucumbers, carrots, onions, beets, peppers, etc. At the end of class, students will take home their art and complete instructions so that they can c
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
Participants will create three blank books bound in the longstitch style, an exposed sewing in which stitches are shown on the book's spine. This sturdy structure travels well and makes an excellent sketchbook or journal. We will make a smallish book with a leather cover, paste paper end sheets, and a stiff spine; another with laminated paper case
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
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 t
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 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
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.
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
Students will learn how to properly color their pulps as well as create appropriate pulp paint consistencies for a variety of purposes. Students 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
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
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.
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
Students will be able to make models and also construct their own individual examples using their own drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, collages, etc.
A two day workshop introducing the methods of constructing carousel books, sometimes called star books. A Victorian era book often produced as souvenirs or novelties, the format is now mostly u
“Figure Drawing on Toned Paper” utilizes the material of white chalk on toned paper to instantly create a light effect and focus point in a composition on toned paper. The class will devote its time between basic figure drawing skills (gesture, proportion, and structure), environment (perspective), and light on form (defining the zones of light
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