Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Making Fine Art Papers-Iowa Workshop Saturday October 28!!

I am so excited to be preparing to offer my Making Fine Art Papers workshop in Iowa for The CATFISH Letter Arts School, a division of The Art Legacy League.  I serve as a Member of The ALL Board of Directors and am also a Core Faculty Member for The CLAS. The other two Core Faculty for CLAS are other Catich Students Amy Nielsen, a well known Quad City artisan and Paul Herrera, Chairman of the Board of Directors for The ALL and who was Father Catich's last apprentice before he died.

Making Fine Art Papers is an introductory workshop that will introduce participants to the fundamentals of making handmade paper, hand marbled paper, and paste papers which are used in hand book binding, card making, and making boxes.

This workshop is part of the new Fall 2017 Workshop Series in Book Arts being offered by The Art Legacy League in our new home at the JB Young Opportunity Center, 1702 North Main Street, Davenport, Iowa. Through December we will be offering one Saturday workshop each month. Other upcoming workshops are Introduction to Calligraphy, instructor Amy Nielsen, and Introduction to Brush Writing, instructor Paul Herrera.

You can see the complete Making Fine Art Papers workshop description and register online through our secure Eventbrite site by clicking  HERE. PLEASE NOTE we do not anticipate the workshop being cancelled for any reason, but if it should happen, everyone registered will receive a full refund.

We can accept only 12 registrations for this workshop, so do not delay. This is a rare opportunity to learn the history and fundamentals of these three areas in a one day workshop! Participants will take home approximately 25 sheets of various papers to use in their own projects as well as a course note handout with instructions and reference information to continue producing their own fine art papers at home.

The photos shown here are from past "Making Fine Art Papers" workshops I have offered in the US and Canada.

Preparing to remove the deckle from the mold, forming the sheet.

Papermakers in the workshop.

George from The ALL Board of Directors making Suminagashi papers.

Making designs in colored paste applied to paper.

Combing the colors for hand marbling pattern.

Hand Marbling paper combs made by Nancy Trottier.

Paul, Chairman of The ALL Board of Directors, making Suminagashi papers.

Pulling a sheet with wire watermark design added to the mould.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Off to Iowa for a CATFISH Letter Arts School Workshop!!!

I am pleased to announce that as a Core Faculty Member for The CATFISH Letter Arts School, I will be offering a Making Fine Art Papers Workshop on October 28, 2017.

The CATFISH Letter Arts School is the working division of The Art Legacy League. During the past year The ALL has been working to establish office, gallery and shop space, and classroom space as part of the JB Young Opportunity Center in Davenport, Iowa. Our offices and gallery space are not yet ready for occupation, but we have classroom space available and have been using it this Summer.

We have organized three workshops through December. MAKING FINE ART PAPERS, October 28th, INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY, November 18th, and INTRODUCTION TO BRUSH WRITING, December 9th.

CLICK HERE  for links to our secure EVENTBRITE registration site which has complete course descriptions and a link to register online.

Registrations for each workshop are limited to 12 participants. We expect these workshops to fill up quickly, so do not delay!!