Spring Newton Open Studios – New Art Center group site – April 6-8, 2018

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Once again, Hajosy Arts is proud to be participating in this Spring’s Newton Open Studio Weekend. Cristina will be joining her fellow art educators and friends at the New Art Center’s group site. With 25+ artists in one space, it’s certain to provide a lovely stop on the art tour throughout Newton. New this year, we’ll have expanded viewing and receptions, in addition to the Saturday and Sunday times. This city-wide event is always a real treat with 160 artists!

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Paste Paper Workshop – The Eliot School – Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Paste Paper – Adult One-Day Workshop  The Eliot School, 24 Eliot St., Boston (Jamaica Plain, off Centre St.), MA 02130 Sunday, November 12, 2017 10am to 2pm Paste paper is traditionally used for endpapers and book covers, offering a textural and colorful alternative to marbling. See some historical and contemporary approaches, then create your own. […]

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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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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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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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