Making Paste Paper – August 13, 2016
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Saturday– noon – 3 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft (Directions)
Instructor: Diane Maurer
Skill level: open to all skill levels
Paste Paper Painting, aka “Adult Finger-Painting,” will give you a use for all those gadgets accumulating in your junk drawer. You’ll be amazed at the sophisticated graphic images you can create by coating a dampened sheet of paper with colored paste and then drawing various tools through it.
Stamping onto paste-covered sheets will increase your repertoire of designs. We’ll go beyond the basics by creating under paintings for double-image work and exploring how to use brayers (which are like mini, rubber rolling pins) to add texture and a relief pattern to papers. You’ll learn how to make historic patterns and more relaxed contemporary designs to use on books, cards, collages, and other paper art projects.
Supplies: bring Two 2”wide good quality house painting brushes.
Materials Fee: a materials fee of $12 per student is included in your tuition to cover paints and paper
Open Studio Hours: your tuition includes access to our studio from August 13-November 13. Open Studio hours are usually Wednesday-Fridays 10-5 and select weekends (other times by appointment). For the full schedule, check with Mackenzie at email@example.com. The instructor will not be on hand for these hours, although there will be a selection of mark-making tools for you to use.
Biography: Diane Maurer-Mathison’s decorative papers have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Numerous design commissions include work for Lenox China, Harper Collins Publishers and Godiva Chocolates. She is the author of thirteen books on paper art and has demonstrated marbling and paste paper design on several television shows. In addition to writing, teaching workshops and selling marbling supplies, Diane produces collages, handbound books and wearable art for fine crafts galleries.