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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Visual Journaling and the Body – Evening Winter Workshop – New Art Center

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When writing in a personal diary doesn’t resonate with you, perhaps going with a visual expression will. Journaling alongside a medical struggle, the birth of a child, documenting the family’s growth at a reunion, and even as a memorial or tribute to someone special – the personal, reflective nature of the journal can really expand one’s life.

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Mixed Media Workshop – Surface Treatment – New Art Center – Winter 2016

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This 5-week workshop will explore surface treatments for papers within mixed media arts. Complexity in layering, building textures and depth, finding personal imagery that is elevated by this background. Students will learn how to work with paste paper, marbling paper and additional paper techniques to create various surfaces that allow for a build-up of layers. Once the background is created students will be able to finish their paintings exploring creativity freely, developing personal imagery.

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Mixed Media Workshop – Photo Based and Image Transfer – New Art Center – Winter 2016

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Photo-based imagery within mixed media has become very popular. Along side other collage materials, image transfers give the artist an ability to layer and control the transparency of the ingredients in their artworks. This workshop will focus on the use of photographic images in non-traditional ways, especially image transfers and surface treatments. Solvents, acrylic gel medium and adhesive transfers are some of our projects.

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Mixed Media Paper Treatment – Adult Workshop – New Art Center – Fall 2015

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This 5-week workshop will explore surface treatments for papers within mixed media arts. Complexity in layering, building textures and depth, finding personal imagery that is elevated by this background. Students will learn how to work with paste paper, marbling paper and additional paper techniques to create various surfaces that allow for a build-up of layers. Once the background is created students will be able to finish their paintings exploring creativity freely, developing personal imagery. Wednesdays, Oct 28 to Dec 9, 2015 from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the New Art Center, Newtonville, MA

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Mixed Media – Photo Based and Image Transfer – Adult Workshop – New Art Center – Fall 2015

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Join Cristina at the New Art Center in Newton for Wednesday evenings in the fall. Mixed Media – Photo Based and Image Transfer runs from September 16 through October 21, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Photo-based imagery within mixed media has become very popular. Along side other collage materials, image transfers give the artist an ability to layer and control the transparency of the ingredients in their artworks. This workshop will focus on the use of photographic images in non-traditional ways, especially image transfers and surface treatments. Solvents, acrylic gel medium and adhesive transfers are some of our projects.

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