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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking Fall Workshops 2014

To register, call (404) 894-5726 or email Virginia Howell.

To mail reservation:
Education Curator
The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Georgia Tech, Mail Code: 0620
500 10th Street, NW 
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0620


For homeschool workshops, click here.

Handmade Paper with Inclusions
Date: Tuesday— August 12, 2014
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
Fee: $45 members, $50 non-members
Register by Friday, August 8, 2014

Learn how to make sheets of handmade paper and experiment with including other materials in the pulp to create different textures and colors. Try paper fibers including cotton and abaca, as well as experiment with inclusions of thread, dried flowers, or other materials you find or bring to class. You will finish the class with various sheets of handmade paper of different sizes and fibers. Paper fibers will be provided, but you will have an opportunity to gather your own materials to experiment with as inclusions. You will receive an email prior to the workshop with suggestions about what you might want to bring.

 

Bookbinding: Paper Tapes Binding
Date: Saturday – September 6, 2014
Time: 10am-2pm with lunch break
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
Fee: $45 members, $50 non-members
Register by Friday, August 29, 2014

Bookbinding

Join us for a workshop to learn how to make a paper tapes binding. The text block, or inside pages of the book, is sewn onto decorative paper tapes and the tapes are then used to lace on the cover. The book can be used as a journal or sketchbook. Some binding experience is helpful, but not required. Text weight paper, paper for the decorative tapes, thread, and cover paper will be provided, but a basic supply/tool list will be sent to you via email before the workshop. Students of all levels are welcome.

 

Paper Cutting
Date: Sunday – September 21, 2014
Time: 1pm- 4pm
Instructor: Jerushia Graham
Fee: $36 members, $40 non-members
Register by Monday, September 15, 2014

Two simple materials: a piece of paper and sharp pair of scissors can create beautiful, intricate works of art.  In this hands-on workshop, explore the ins and outs of paper cutting.  Bring a copy of photograph on which to base your paper cut.
A basic supply/tool list will be sent to you via email before the workshop. Students of all levels are welcome.

 

Papermaking

Papermaking Basics
Dates: Wednesdays – November 5, 12, & 19, 2014
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
Fee: $135 members, $150 non-members
Register by Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Have you ever wondered how paper is made? In this class, students will learn how to process paper fiber into pulp for making paper, how to pull sheets with a mold and deckle, and how different drying techniques affect the final product. Students will experience a variety of paper fibers including cotton and abaca as well as experiment with inclusions of thread, dried flowers, or other materials. Students will finish the class with various sheets of handmade paper of varying size and fiber. Paper fibers will be provided, but you will have an opportunity to gather your own materials to experiment with as inclusions. We will discuss possibilities on the first night of class. All levels welcome.

Decorative Boxmaking
Date: Saturday – December 6, 2014
Time: 10am-2pm with a lunch break
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
Fee: $45 members, $50 members
Register by Monday, December 1, 2014

Boxes

Boxes can store your favorite things or simply serve as decorative objects themselves. In this class, students will learn the basic terminology and beginning techniques of boxmaking. The box pieces will be pre-cut for participants to save time, though a demonstration will be provided of how to cut the pieces on your own for future boxmaking. We will create a box perfect for storing your own treasures or to pass along as a special gift for someone else. The boxes will be covered with a combination of cloth and decorative paper. Decorative paper, book cloth, book board and adhesives will be provided, but a basic supply/tool list will be sent to you via email before the workshop. Students of all levels are welcome.

 

Paper Ornaments
Date: Tuesday – December 16, 2014
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
Fee: $12 members, $15 non-members
Register by Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Come join us for an evening of making paper ornaments! Students will learn 2-3 different styles of paper ornaments and have the opportunity to make a few of each as time allows. Decorative paper and ornament hangers will be provided, but a basic supply/tool list will be sent to you via email before the workshop. This is a class for all ages and students of all levels are welcome.

About the instructors:

Jerushia Graham

Jerushia Graham
Jerushia Graham is an Atlanta-based artist who exhibits both nationally and internationally. She earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and teaches for the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Kennesaw State, Spelman Museum, and various Arts Centers in the Atlanta area. Her work can be viewed at www.atlantaprintmakersstudio.org and www.artbyjerushia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Sawyer

Suzanne Sawyer
Suzanne Sawyer holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama, a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Georgia Professional Certification as a K-12 Art Educator, and is the Education Director at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Sawyer also works as a book and paper conservation technician in Emory University Library's Preservation Lab. She is proprietor of Down Home Girl Studio and works in a variety of media areas including sculpture, handmade paper, books, drawings, letterpress printing, and printmaking. Her artist's books are in numerous collections including Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, and Scripps College.

http://downhomegirlstudio.com/home.html

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