Past Events › Works on Paper
August 12-13, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Suminagashi and orizome are Japanese paper decoration techniques using ink, water, air, and folds, and can be considered the Eastern counterpart to the famous paper marbling of Italy. This class is recommended for anyone interested in paper marbling and paper decoration as a compliment to the familiar combed patterns of the post-Renaissance West.Find out more »
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Let’s expand our printing into the fourth dimension: time. Join us for a brief exploration of the use of the Vandercook proof press as a tool for producing basic prints of text and/or images that move. We’ll break down the mechanics of analog, frame-by-frame animation and use low-tech printing methods to make simple flip books. The basics of letterpress including press operation and typesetting will be covered. Some previous printing experience is encouraged, but not required.
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 pm
Celebrate summer with flowers! Pop-up engineering techniques will be demonstrated and practiced while building and binding this volume of native wildflowers. No experience is necessary, but binding and/or paper craft skills will speed your progress.Find out more »
July 29-30, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Under the expert tutelage of Karen Gorst, students will experiment with different pens and speeds of writing, learning about the tone and voice of their writing. Karen will encourage all to think about the rhythm of what you write, and about the form of each letter. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a new relationship with your handwriting and learn to develop writing that is fit for a manuscript!Find out more »
July 29, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
***One Spot Open***
Do you have ideas for publishing your own books but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this one day class students will learn a range of possibilities for taking their own writing and pictures and binding them their very own zine. You will make your own images, play with different page layouts and learn a range of simple yet good looking binding techniques. Students will learn good craftsmanship without sacrificing the economics of a democratic multiple. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.Find out more »
July 22-23, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
During this weekend workshop, students will learn to dye and correctly dry dyed parchment. The class will use both modern dyes and make traditional dyes from natural sources such as cochineal, walnut, saffron, and oak galls. Student will leave the class with their own 8x10 piece of dyed parchment and a sampler of dyed parchment.Find out more »
July 15-16, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
This class will introduce the principals of animation and explore the technical aspects of getting from paper prints to video. Through a series of hands-on exercises, students will learn the basic principals of animation by making early animation toys, including a thaumatrope, zoetrope and flip book. Instructor will demonstrate how to translate these principals to the printing press for future projects. Students will create animated GIFs of the work that they create in class to use on websites or post on social media. No previous experience necessary.Find out more »
July 15-16, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
During this paper cutting workshop, participants will create wearable papercuts in form of hats, masks, scarves and more. Experimenting with dimensionality and volume, we will explore the numerous ways to use paper cutting to tell a story in unusual shapes. Participants will learn basic techniques to cut paper, stencils and pop-ups. Cutting different papers and experimenting with scale, we will keep an open mind, try other materials and explore new territories of creativity. No experience necessary.Find out more »
June 17, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Paper-making is a centuries old craft that is practical and easy to learn. In this workshop, participants will learn to recycle scrap art or office paper into beautiful new paper using materials easily gathered or found at home. We’ll learn to make our own molds and deckles, make pulp using a hand-held blender, form sheets of plain and decorative handmade paper, and consider a few options for drying. Pulp will be enhanced with color and special ingredients to create a wide variety of papers suitable for printing, book arts, painting or drawing. 3Dcasting will also be demonstrated.
May 20-21, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
How does one print without a press and still create images and patterned end papers for one's own artist practices? In this class students will make their own stamps, using brayers, stencils and natural elements along with an array of direct and indirect modes of making marks to create one’s designs. We will explore image transfer, registration and hand printing to create monotypes and editioned work. You'll discover numerous image-making methods that can all be recreated in your home studio or apartment. This workshop is designed for teachers, writers, artists and anyone who loves to create a richer and expansive vocabulary for their work.
No experience necessary.Find out more »