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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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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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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Private Bookmaking Workshop – Flag Books – Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Flag books have wonderful sculptural possibilities. With multiple angles of view, they provide interesting double narrative potentials, contrasting viewpoints, or “yin and yang”, if you will. Viewers enjoy the visual movement and performative qualities of flag books. They beg the viewer to play and to keep interacting with the artwork. There so many approaches to content. Excellent for creative poetry, wish lists, sweet nothings, photographs, abstract designs, and more! Private Bookmaking Workshop with Cristina Hajosy at Hajosy Arts on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

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Altered Books – Adult Workshop – The Eliot School – Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Come join Cristina’s altered book class! Transform books, old or new, into art objects. The book becomes a canvas, a sculpture or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s author or content, or purely use the book as a structure. Incorporate paper cutting, collage, bookmaking and other processes. Cristina will have books on hand, or bring your own, along with small objects and images to include. Transform used books into art objects. Learn bookmaking, paper cutting, drawing, collage and decollage techniques to reinvent used books into something new. Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 9am to 3pm

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New Workshop at MassArt! Paper Marbling Weekend – January 9-10, 2016

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Spend a weekend learning several types of paper marbling with Cristina Hajosy. Make a mountain of unique paper designs for use in mixed media projects, collage, bookbinding, greeting cards, calligraphy, or printmaking. Many cultures have explored the notion of floating colors on the surface of liquids as a way to create decoration. Each style of marbling has its own design potential, color saturation, workflow, and even predictability. We’ll cover Turkish Ebru, Japanese Suminagashi, and several modern variations. Each student will have their own vat for printing. All materials are included, along with great paper and cardstock choices, custom colors, and course handouts. January 9 and 10, 2016 from 10am to 4pm

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Private Bookmaking Workshop – Artist’s Books – Flag Books – November 11, 2015

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Flag books have wonderful sculptural possibilities. With multiple angles of view, they provide interesting double narrative potentials, contrasting viewpoints, or “yin and yang”, if you will. Is it some type of struggle, or perhaps a union? Viewers enjoy the visual movement and performative qualities of flag books. They beg the viewer to play and to keep interacting with the artwork. There so many approaches to content. Excellent for creative poetry, wish lists, sweet nothings, photographs, abstract designs, and more!

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