Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Local Workshops

Two unusual workshops are coming up in the next month. These are good opportunities to expand your arsenal of print and paper skills.

At Second State Press:

Mokuhanga Workshop

Dates: March 9th and 10th, 10am – 5:30pm
Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a woodblock image with perfect registration through the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printing. This workshop will be an introduction to the printing process moku hanga, which uses water-based pigments (or sumi ink), a kento registration method, and is printed by hand with a baren. Participants will learn about tools, materials, carving sequence and printing methods associated with this process.  All participants will have the opportunity to carve and print their own multiple block images. One of the wonderful aspects of this process is that it does not require a press, or a large workspace!
Class Cost & Material Fee: $270 for members, $324 for non-members
Second State Press
Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street, B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Guild of Papermakers and the University of the Arts Book Arts Program:


Date: Saturday, March 16 10:30 – 11:30 AM 

Free and Open to all, 

Location: Anderson Hall, UArts, 333 S. Broad Street.

Internationally recognized paper and book artist Helen Hiebert will share examples of her most recent work, including her limited edition artists’ books, a video documentary about the Mother Tree Project, her traveling community installation about motherhood, and the Secret Life of Paper, a short film about abaca. She will also discuss her adventures in writing how-to books and using social media in the paper world. Find out more about Helen's work at www.helenhiebertstudio.com.

Watermark Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 16,  afternoon and all day Sunday, March 17
Location: UArts paper studio
Watermarking is technique unique to handmade paper which is useful in making books, lamps, lanterns and more. Join Helen Hiebert as we experiment with wire, fabric paint, and rubber to create watermark designs. We will attach the designs to removable screens, place them on top of papermaking moulds and form sheets which will reveal the watermarks. We will discuss and experiment with suitable watermarking pulps, and we’ll also explore layering sheets of paper to make watermarked images that are visible without backlighting. Each participant will make a couple of watermarked screens, pull sheets using those screens, and will be able to take the screens back to their studio for continued use. We will also do a watermark exchange, so that every participant gets to take home a variety of watermarked sheets.
Fee: $170 per person, limited space 
To register or for more information, email winnie.r@verizon.net .

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