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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Paper Marbling Workshop – Saturday, June 24 – Hajosy Arts studio

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Spend the morning learning the process or jump right in, if you’re familiar with the materials. This workshop is structured to be an introduction for beginners or an open studio for intermediate or advanced students. Fostering an open, relaxed environment where all levels of artists can learn and share ideas, producing beautiful papers, and expanding your art practice; that’s what it’s all about.

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Teen Book Arts at New Art Center – Fall 2017

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Get ready to challenge your definition of “Book”. Explore exciting ways artists self-publish with Artist’s Books. From photo albums, visual journals and accordions to altered books and zines, we’ll cover a wide range of bind techniques, box structures, and even image transfers. Design your own decorative papers with paste paper, block printing and Suminagashi (Japanese marbling).

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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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New Fabric Marbling Workshop – Sunday, June 4

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Each participant will have their own vat for printing in different sizes to fit the dimensions of the fabrics and products. Typical choices include: Fabric Yardage in cotton, silk, polyester and blends, Pre-sewn “Blanks” in silks and cotton to include pocketsquare, flour sack cloth, and long scarves, Ribbons in a variety of fabrics. Of course, you’ll have custom color mixing for plenty of choices. You’ll leave with a pile of fabric marbling, strategies for marbling on your own, and a cookie in your mouth.

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Paste Papers – Studio Workshop – Sat. May 20, 2017

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Paste Paper, one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, Paste Paper is commonly used for bookbinding, as well as calligraphy, printmaking, collage, stamping, and origami. Paste Paper is created using acrylic paint or similar pigments mixed in a suspension of paste. After being applied to a dampened sheet of paper, the colored paste can be patterned by pulling various utensils across the paste.

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New Marbling Workshop at Fuller Craft Museum – May 6, 2017

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Spend the morning learning the process or jump right in, if you’re familiar with the materials. This workshop is structured to be an introduction for beginners or an open studio for intermediate or advanced students. Fostering an open, relaxed environment where all levels of artists can learn and share ideas, producing beautiful papers, and expanding your art practice; that’s what it’s all about.

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