Paste Paper Workshop – The Eliot School – Saturday, June 30, 2018

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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. Start with a traditional method, then learn ways to make more creative and painterly versions. Join book artist, Cristina Hajosy in this messy, creative exploration on Saturday, June 30 from 1:30- 5:30pm at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Bookmaking Workshop – Flag Books – The Eliot School – Sunday, June 24, 2018

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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!

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Altered Books Workshop – The Eliot School – Sunday, June 17, 2018

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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.

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Marbling on Fabric Workshop – The Eliot School – Sunday, April 29, 2018

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Marbling on Fabrics as a one-day Sunday workshop at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Boston with marbler Cristina Hajosy. Explore Turkish-style marbling on textiles such as ribbon, cotton, linen and silk. Combine beautiful swirls and mottling colors to create lovely, unique designs on pre-sewn scarves or on a fabric you can then use for clothing or other projects. Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

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Taking Better Pictures – Beginning Camera – Eliot School – Spring 2018

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Understanding photography’s basics is essential to making great images. This 6-week intensive will start with basic photographic principles and camera controls and expand to composition, color theory and issues of visual perception. Exciting homework assignments will focus on your specific shooting subjects, gaining familiarity with all the camera’s buttons, and expanding your personal vision. Join photographer, Cristina Hajosy for this Tuesday evening adult workshop. The Eliot School, 253 Armory St., Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Paper Marbling Workshops – The Eliot School – Spring Summer 2018

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Paper Marbling workshops at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, Boston with Cristina Hajosy. Create beautiful swirls and mottling colors on paper with marbling. Learn “ebru”, the Turkish-style of marbling, on water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss). Experiment with a range of materials, colors and papers to create lovely, unique designs.

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Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2017 – September 23 and 24

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It’s that time of year again. Art market, craft fairs, and holiday shows! Get an early start to your holiday and gift shopping. Find the perfect artwork for your home. Or treat yourself to some handmade art supplies to create your own treasures. I’ll be inside the Eliot School with my fellow faculty artists. Drop by for a visit! Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 from 11am to 6pm in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Paper Marbling – The Eliot School – Fall 2017 Winter 2018

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Paper Marbling workshops at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, Boston with Cristina Hajosy. Create beautiful swirls and mottling colors on paper with marbling. Learn “ebru”, the Turkish-style of marbling, on water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss). Experiment with a range of materials, colors and papers to create lovely, unique designs.

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