Workshop Title: Paste Papers
Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 10am to 4pm
Location: Canton, MA
Limited to 5 students
Tuition: $125 includes all materials and lunch
This is it. The best technique I know for paper arts. If you’ve ever gone to 5 different art supply or craft stores looking for just the right paper…without luck? Then, you’ll love this! Paste Paper, one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, 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.
The true nature of this technique is seated within the realm of printmaking as a monoprint. Each paste paper is unique.
The morning will start with all the basics. We’ll quickly progress through paste preparation, coloring, texturing tools, and a wide selection of papers.
We’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salad and sandwiches.
With an open studio feel in the afternoon, there’s plenty of time to complete several projects while enjoying your own pace and creative ideas.
Open to everyone ages 18 & up, all media and skill levels.
Just a quick note, paste paper is a little messy. I suggest wearing an old shirt!
To see additional paste papers and other handmade books, check out my Etsy shop.