Workshops for Adults
For adults and children 14 and older
PASTE PAPERS -- June 16, 6-9 PM $45
Decorative Paste Papers for Bookbinding and
Other Artistic Uses
Paper is one of the oldest forms of decorated papers used by bookbinders, and
it is still used by bookbinders and artists today. In this course, we will
learn assorted traditional and contemporary paste papermaking techniques and
discuss their application. Students will then have the opportunity to
make their own papers that they will keep for their own future bookbinding and
Materials participants will need to bring: The class fee covers paper to decorate,
paste, pigment for the paste, and a paintbrush for each student. In addition,
students are encouraged to bring any additional large (1”-4” is a good size)
paintbrushes that they might have (each brush makes its own distinct texture,
so variety is good), as well as any textured tools that might leave interesting
marks in the paste. Examples: sponges, rubber texturing combs (found at craft
stores), spatulas, scrapers, stamps or patterned rollers, or anything else you
think might make an interesting pattern.
PAPER MARBLING -- June 23, 6-9 PM $45
forms of paper marbling have been used all over the world to create beautiful
decorative elements for centuries.
course, we will learn the traditional technique of Sumanigatchi Japanese
Marbling. Participants will then have the opportunity to make their own papers
that they will keep for their own future bookbinding and art projects and a set
of 6 greeting cards with envelopes. This class includes all materials
needed including: assorted papers, ink, and instruction.
BOOKBINDING -- June 25, 9:30 AM -2:30 PM $100
Board Binding with Decorative Paper and Exposed Sewing
The Sewn Board Binding is a great structure for beginner binders
or for binders who want to add another binding style to their repertoire. This
binding has a unique contemporary look with its exposed spine and sewing. The
structure opens completely flat, and can be dressed up in a variety of
papers. The method requires little adhesive and can be made with minimal
binding equipment, while still teaching basic binding techniques. In this
class, students will create one blank book that incorporates decorative
papers. The course fee includes materials to construct one 5" x
7" book, as well as an awl, bone folder, and sewing needle.
Materials Participants will need to
bring: Ten sheets of 8.5" x 11" decorated paper. This can be
paper that was previously decorated in one of the other workshops offered,
paper purchased ahead of time via a paper store, collected from old maps or
other ephemera, or a limited selection of decorated papers will be available
for purchase ($10) at the workshop. (Your book can also be blank with no
decorated paper). See course description photos for ideas.
Students are encouraged to bring their own basic bookbinding tools
if they have them. They should also bring a pencil and a notebook for taking
LETTERPRESS -- June
30, 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Get back to the earliest days of the printed
word. Letterpress— using type or individually placed metal letters (aka
“moveable type”)—began with Gutenberg in the 15th century, and
allowed the printed word to spread around the world. More recently letterpress
has seen a revival as a way to get back to a hands-on form of printing and also
as an art form.
This course teaches exposure
to the letterpress process including paper types, ink mixing, vocabulary of
tools and presses, metal type and dingbats, and steps of the printing process.
Participants will print a set of cards on vintage letterpresses from metal type
they set themselves.