We pass on the following information from the Garage Annex School in Easthampton, MA:
Would you like to gain skill at mixing colors? Julia Rabin will share her extensive experience with paste papers, decorative painting and conservation when she teaches her paste papers workshop at the Garage Annex School for Book Arts in Easthampton, MA. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for conservators to learn how to match colors for repairs. Please see the workshop details below, and visit our web site in order to see samples of Julia’s papers.
May 30–31, Saturday–Sunday
Tuition: $190 plus $30 for materials
Here is a paste paper workshop with a focus on color. Our emphasis will be on having fun while learning about color mixing and painting beautiful papers.
After a brief presentation on the history of paste papers, methods of production, and traditional materials used, we will go on to create our own paste papers.
Discussion of color theory, the practice of color mixing, and how to color match to make repairs on old books will be interwoven throughout the two days.
You will mix various kinds of paste—building a sample packet that illustrates the range of finishes that can be achieved when a single color is mixed with different kinds of paste. Simultaneous to working on this useful reference packet you will create paste papers implementing a wide range of effects.
You can expect to leave with at least ten painted sheets and your sample packet.
The material fee includes ten sheets of paper, and a few colors of acrylics. You are encouraged to bring additional favorite papers and acrylic colors.