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Learn the loveliness that is the Paper Litho (also known as the Gum Arabic Transfer), a simple non-toxic technique that mimics lithography using nothing more that gum arabic-laced water, black laser prints, and oil-based printing ink! You will go over the process a few times to learn the basics and go home with...

$35
Su.   Mar 13th, 3pm
Beginner
(316)

Did you know you can construct a hardcover book with your own two hands? Yes, YOU!   In just one afternoon, you’ll learn how to:Understand basic bookbinding terminology and techniquesExpertly sew together gathered sections of pagesMake a hard cover, back and spine for your bookTurn your favorite cotton fabric into functional, easy to use...

$85
Sa.   Feb 20th, 1pm
Beginner
(127)
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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 1st, 6:30pm
Beginner
(5)
Tuesday March 1 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday April 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday May 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday June 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday July 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday August 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday September 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday October 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday November 1 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday December 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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
5 sessions
Th.   Feb 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
(157)
Thursday February 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Thursday April 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
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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.   Feb 28th, 11am
All levels
(133)
Sunday February 28 11am - 4pm 1 Session $90
Sunday March 20 2pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
Sunday May 8 11am - 4pm 1 Session $90
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Students will explore traditional and non-traditional approaches to sculpture. Through various materials students will create form, space, structure and texture in their 3D art pieces. The materials to be used in the class are clay, paper, wood and metal. Students will first start by sketching out the sculpture they plan on making and then they will...

$275
8 sessions
W.   Apr 6th, 4:15pm
All levels
(72)

This class will provide experienced papermakers the opportunity to further experiment with the creative techniques they have learned in previous classes and to explore the medium on their own with assistance from artistic staff. During Creative Techniques classes, the school also offers Open Studio. Open Studio is recommended for students who have...

$100
T.   Mar 1st, 6:30pm
Intermediate
(5)
Tuesday March 1 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday March 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday April 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday April 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday May 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday May 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday June 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday June 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday July 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday July 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday August 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday August 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday September 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday September 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday October 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday October 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday November 1 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday November 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday December 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
Tuesday December 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $100
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This one day workshop begins with a series of creative exercises, each of which illustrates a collage principle and all of which form a take-home reference guide for your use after class. We will then create painted backgrounds as the base for your collage. Following this, we will move on to the process of collage, transforming bits and pieces of...

$179
Su.   Feb 28th, 9am
All levels
(14)

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. Note: Materials fee included

$115
T.   Mar 15th, 6:30pm
All levels
(5)
Tuesday March 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday June 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday September 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday December 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
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In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior. Bookbinding I, part of our Core Curriculum...

$450
3 sessions
W.Th.F.   Feb 24th, 10am
Intermediate
(9)
Wednesday February 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $450
Tuesday April 19 6pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $450
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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 moves...

$300
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Feb 27th, 10am
All levels
(9)

Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience...

$450
5 sessions
T.   Mar 1st, 6pm
Beginner
(9)

In this 18-hour intermediate class, we will explore ways to attach the cover as part of the structure of the book, which offers more strength than casebindings. You will make a sewn-boards binding, a millimeter binding and a hollow tube.  You will begin to learn how to work with leather and sew silk endbands. Bookbinding I or commensurate...

$450
5 sessions
Th.   Mar 3rd, 6pm
Beginner
(9)

The link stitch binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is named for the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. Link stitch books are flat when open, constructed without glue and very sturdy. Long stitch bindings date back to medieval times. Long stitch is a quick non-adhesive binding, adaptive to many different...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Mar 5th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

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.   Apr 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(5)
Tuesday April 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $135
Tuesday July 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $135
Tuesday October 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $135
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