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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February workshops at Hajosy Arts

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Shake off the winter blues with a day of creativity at Cristina Hajosy’s studio.  Spaces are available for a one-day paper marbling or bookmaking workshop.  All materials and food are included.  Check out the newly expanded studio space, extensive art library and store.  The perfect gift for the artists, crafters and creative types in your life. […]

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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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Bookmaking – Flag Books – Private Studio Workshop – February 11, 2017

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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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Japanese Puncture Book Workshop – Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA – August 13, 2016

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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. Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass. with Cristina Hajosy on Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Commissioned Book Arts – SECHC 2016 HealthCare Hero Awards – Presentation Portfolios

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It’s been lovely to work with South End Community Health Center again this Spring.  I was commissioned to create 16 hand-bound presentation piece for their HealthCare Hero Awards Ceremony. The process began with a vibrant color photograph of a building mural.  A Dream of Sunday Afternoon in Blackstone Park (1998) The mural was directed by Heidi […]

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