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Book & Paper Arts

Secret Belgian Binding

$100

with Jennaway Pearson

Calendar Nov 23, 2019 at 11 am

This is a hardcover structure was created by book artist Anne Goy, and beautifully combines the straightforward aseptic of Eastern sewing patterns with Western materials and techniques.  In this course, you can expect to learn how to cover, assemble, and sew your book.  Students will each leave with a beautiful hand-sewn binding! All materials will be provided. 

JENNAWAY PEARSON is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist, currently living in Newburgh, NY. She is teaching in Cortona Italy next semester for the University of Georgia.  Previously, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member at American University and George Washington University. Her work is focused on outsider artists, and the creation of legacy and can be found in the collections of The Library of Congress, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Middlebury, The Love Library at Printed Matter, as well as private collections.

Zine: Self Published Books

$50

with Cosima Storz

Calendar Nov 24, 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.

Paste Paper + Soft Cover Structures

$65

with Jennaway Pearson

Calendar Nov 30, 2019 at 1 pm

In this course I will teach you how to make paste paper and each student will create a dozen of their own sheets!  Paste paper makes beautiful decorative paper and we will use several of the sheets we make to create covers for our soft cover books.  This class will teach three soft cover sewn bindings: Dot Dash Binding, Chain Binding, and a sewn Pamphlet Binding.

JENNAWAY PEARSON is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist, currently living in Newburgh, NY. She  is teaching in Cortona Italy next semester for the University of Georgia.  Previously, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member at American University and George Washington University. Her work is focused on outsider artists, and the creation of legacy and can be found in the collections of The Library of Congress, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Middlebury, The Love Library at Printed Matter, as well as private collections.

Holiday Pajaki Party!

$50

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Dec 1, 2019 at 1 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 (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items 

Accordion Journals & Sketchbooks

$50

with Dana DuMont

Calendar Dec 10, 2019 at 6 pm

Build an accordion book with cotton rag paper and add decorative windows, doors, flaps and other interior and exterior adornments with a variety of paper and fiber techniques.

DANA DUMONT is a mixed media artist with over 30 years of teaching experience in Richmond, VA. She includes upcycled and natural materials in her list of favorite media and is an avid arts traveler. Her BFAs are in Craft & Material Studies and Art Education from VCU.





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