Paper Decoration Intensive

Event Info

This five day, in-person week-long intensive workshop takes place at CBA from Monday–Friday, August 28–September 1 from 10am–4pm ET.

  • Monday, August 28, 10:00am–4:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 29, 10:00am–4:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, August 30, 10:00am–4:00pm ET
  • Thursday, August 31, 10:00am–4:00pm ET
  • Friday, September 1, 10:00am–4:00pm ET

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on August 21, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Ana Cordeiro.

This unique opportunity for a paper decorating intensive will cover a variety of paper decoration techniques and materials from across the world, including Itajime (folding & dyeing), paste papers, lamination, encaustic, shellac, litho-crayon rubbing effects, and whatever else may pop up. Participants will have the opportunity to create and produce a variety of decorated papers suitable for book covers, pages and end-sheets.
This is a great chance for any level of paper artist to make unique, interesting paper to use in future projects! 

Required Materials:

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Ana Cordeiro

Ana Paula Cordeiro makes books by hand, photographs with film, prints from lead type, and writes either sparingly or profusely on unbound folios, which she then proceeds to bind into volumes. In 2018 she co-organized the multi-media installation Introspective Collective. In 2019 she contributed to a book publication about bookmaking called Bookforms. And in 2020 she was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and an Honorable Mention at the International Human Rights Arts Festival Creators of Justice Award for her essay Citizen. This fall, she had an interview published by The Interior Beauty Salon. Originally from Brazil, she is based in New York and does all her work at The Center for Book Arts communal shop. Her artist books are collected privately and institutionally.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on August 12 at 11:59pm. The tuition fee for this class is $875 + a $50 materials fee.

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