Paper Marbling Workshop – Hajosy Arts studio – Saturday, October 14

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A day experimenting with paper marbling. We’ll focus on Turkish-style marbling. This method, “Ebru”, can produce lovely figurative designs of fish, flowers, birds. and abstract shapes or go with the traditional combed patterns. Your floating designs may be free-form, combed, or even blown. Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am to 4pm with Cristina Hajosy at Hajosy Arts, Canton, Mass.

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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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Bookmaking Workshop at Hajosy Arts – Japanese Puncture/Stab Bindings – Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

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This all-day workshop will explore a beloved book structure: the Japanese puncture (or “stab”) binding. This technique is especially useful as it joins individual sheets into a text block. The sheets can be edited and sequenced by the artist, then bound, resequenced, and then bound again and again! Perfect for visual journals, print collections, photo albums, signature books, and upscale scrapbooking, you will find the Japanese puncture book has endless uses.

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Paper Marbling Workshop – Hajosy Arts studio – Saturday, March 4, 2017

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A day experimenting with paper marbling. We’ll focus on Turkish-style marbling. This method, “Ebru”, can produce lovely figurative designs of fish, flowers, birds. and abstract shapes or go with the traditional combed patterns. Your floating designs may be free-form, combed, or even blown. Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10am to 4pm with Cristina Hajosy at Hajosy Arts, Canton, Mass.

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