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Book & Paper Arts

PULPED PAPER

$45

with Cosima Storz

Calendar Jul 17, 2018 at 6 pm

In this class we will create our own pulped paper with recycled materials. You will learn how to make paper, paint with pulp, and add inclusions.

COSIMA STORZ is an artist and art educator.

RISO MAGIC BOOK SUITE

$45

with Jake Lahah

Calendar Jun 9, 2018 at 1 pm

This class will explore making one of the simplest zine/book structures: the one page folded magic book. Participants will learn about the structure with examples, as well as learn how to use the risograph and make an edition of books during the class. At the end, we will swap and share our zines and make a completed set of books. Participants should come to class with images, drawings, and ideas for their zines.

JAKE LAHAH received his BFA from George Mason University in Printmaking in 2017. He has shown his work around the D.C. area including exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Target Gallery, the McGuire Gallery at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, George Mason’s Fenwick Gallery, and Gallery 130 at Western Carolina University. His studio practice is centered around artist books and is one of the founding members of George Mason’s self-publishing collective, TEN09. He currently lives in Richmond where he continues his printmaking practice at Studio Two Three.

RISO-PRINTED STAB-BOUND BOOKS

$75

with Jake Lahah

Calendar Aug 4, 2018 at 10 am

In this class, students will work with the risograph to make completed Japanese stab bound books/zines. We’ll go over how to use the risograph and the binding method to make a completed edition of 20 books. Participants should come to class with an idea in mind and some drawings or photographs to work from. The instructor will work with you on concept, design, and structure to make the book a completed work of art.

JAKE LAHAH received his BFA from George Mason University in Printmaking in 2017. He has shown his work around the D.C. area including exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Target Gallery, the McGuire Gallery at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, George Mason’s Fenwick Gallery, and Gallery 130 at Western Carolina University. His studio practice is centered around artist books and is one of the founding members of George Mason’s self-publishing collective, TEN09. He currently lives in Richmond where he continues his printmaking practice at Studio Two Three.

SECRET BELGIAN BINDING

$45

with Jennaway Pearson

Calendar Jun 26, 2018 at 6 pm

Secret Belgian Binding is a binding invented by Belgian bookbinder Anne Goy in the 1980's. This binding has a similar aesthetic to Japanese stab bindings, but the pages lay flat. This is a great binding for both beginners and the experienced binder. Students will all leave with one secret Belgian bound books.

JENNAWAY PEARSON is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist, currently living in Washington, DC. She works 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.

THE UnSAID CARD

$45

with Jennifer Patterson

Calendar Jul 15, 2018 at 1 pm

Ever needed a last minute card and couldn't find one at Target that said just the right thing? Design your own greeting card saying just what you mean in a witty, but pretty way. Learn about placement, typography, design and color and go home with a card to send someone and spread the love.

JENNIFER PATTERSON founded TheWittySoulRVA in 2017, a local small business that specializes in hand drawn and digitally printed greeting cards and prints. Materials and printing are locally sourced, with the hope to promote other small businesses. The company was created with the hope to get back to the basics, inspired by years of love notes sent and received from loving grandmothers. However, unlike many of those love notes, TWS specializes in cards that are inappropriate but really pretty.





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