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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May News – Hajosy Arts

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Get your creativity flowing this Spring with Hajosy Arts! Join Cristina in her private art studio for workshops in Marbling, Paste Paper, and the Book Arts. One-on-one art education and group classes for teens and adults of all skill levels provide a relaxed, welcoming, creative environment to explore Mixed Media Arts. Schedule your own “Art Playdate” at the times that work for you, or register for one of the upcoming workshops.

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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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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 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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Private Workshop – Decorative Papers – Paste Papers – Sunday, November 23, 2014

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As 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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