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Book & Paper Arts

Holiday Pop-Up Card Making


with Alyssa Salomon

Calendar Dec 11, 2018 at 6 pm

Learn paper engineering techniques for cards that pop. You'll make amazing cards to give, send or keep. All levels welcome and materials provided. 

Under the moniker Blue Skies Workroom, ALYSSA SALOMON designs and makes bags, aprons, books, and other delights for everyday living using her own screen-printed fabric and papers, lots of vibrate patterns, glowing colors, and sometimes chickens. You'll find her work on Etsy, at the S23 shop, at Penland Gallery, and this year at the Craft & Design Show. Alyssa teaches here at VCU, VMFA Studio School, and here at S23 where she is an artist member. 


Full Course

Image Transfers for Collage, Printmaking and Painting


with Blythe King

Calendar Jan 16, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn a variety of ways of working with the image transfer process to transform copies of photographs, drawings, or other imagery into transparent layers within your art. Experiment with combining image transfers with collage, printmaking, and painting. All materials will be provided. 

BLYTHE KING is a rising talent who currently breaks new ground in photography, collage, and the ancient art of gold leafing. Born in Pittsburgh, her work is heavily influenced by two legacies- the whimsical, social commentary of hometown hero Andy Warhol forged with traditional Steel Town resolve. Her latest work opens a fresh discourse around women's issues. King teaches creativity to underserved communities in Richmond.

Pajaki Holiday Party


with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Dec 20, 2018 at 6 pm

Hailing from a region in Poland, these colorful paper, and straw chandeliers are made to celebrate holidays and brighten up homes year round. Pajakis are fun to make and decorate with all kinds of odds and ends from our craft closet-tissue paper, yarn, washi tape, felt and more. Great for gifts or to make your own home festive.

ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop ( and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items 

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Paper Marbling


with Heather Millet

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 1 pm

Learn the traditional technique of marbling paper! In this 3-hour workshop, we will experiment and explore multiple patterns. Marbling is great for bookmaking, cards, or simply beautiful papers! We provide all materials and set-up of vats.

HEATHER MILLET has been the general manager of Plaza Artist Materials for almost 9 years. In her time there she has had the opportunity to explore many mediums, and her current passion is paper marbling. Heather recently became a member of Studio Two Three not only to have the space to pursue her favorite pastime but to share her creative pursuits with the Richmond art community and further her own education by working alongside local artists.

Full Course

Zine: Self Published Books


with Cosima Storz

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 6 pm

Students will learn about the history of zines, learn different collaging techniques and make their own one-page zine. All materials provided. 

COSIMA STORZ is a Richmond based artist working in printmaking, photography and performance art. She has a B.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking and is finishing her Master's in Art Education.

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