Cristina Hajosy's Upcoming Bookmaking Classes

Paste Papers – Studio Workshop – Wednesday, August 30

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Come join Cristina in her studio for this workshop – Paste Papers. Experience a full day of creativity while learning this popular art technique. Introduced in the Middle Ages in Northern Europe, Paste Paper is a decorative paper technique that produces highly textured surface design. In our contemporary context, we can jump past it’s initial uses in bookbinding to more varied ideas like stationary, gift wrap, packaging, home decor, as well as unlimited fine art areas like collage, assemblage, and mixed media. Perfectly suited to a one-day workshop, this fast-paced, hands-on art experience will be fun, messy, and you’ll leave with a mountain of beautiful papers.

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Artist’s Books Intensive – MassArt Continuing Ed – August 2017

This 2-day intensive will introduce more than a dozen different binds from historical to modern, from streamlined to sculptural. We’ll explore the connections between content and structure, outside vs. inside, and layers of meaning for interesting, engaging visual books. Additional book projects will include: Flag books, star books, lotus books, scrolls, and boxes.

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Books Inside Out – New Bookmaking Workshop – New Art Center Newton – Fall 2017

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Create sculptural book and box designs that challenge the notion of “book”. Start with basic binding techniques and practice on small-scale example books before diving into larger personal projects. Stimulating assignments, book content ideas, image transfers, altered books, and even decorative paper techniques like paste paper and Suminagashi (Japanese marbling) will combine to create these mixed media books.

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