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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking Summer Workshops 2015

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

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

For homeschool workshops, click here.


Paper to Print – 2 days
Monday and Tuesday, June 22 and 23
Time: Monday 1-5, Tuesday 9-3
Instructor: Steve Miller

Looking to combine papermaking and printmaking? This workshop is for you! In this two-day workshop, make your own cotton paper and then create a linocut to print on it.  Explore the papermaking and printmaking process in this exciting hands-on workshop.  All tools are provided, and Steve Miller’s expertise will help you to create a one-of-a-kind project!

Cost: $100 members, $125 non-members
Register by: Monday, June 15



Printing and Bookforms – 4 sessions
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Ashley Schick

NOTE: Register through Atlanta Printmakers Studio or 404-316-6863

In this course, students will be combining layers of drawings and patterns from screen prints to create the visual content for their book. The class will select from variations on single sheet and concertina bookforms. Students will learn to create screen stencils, set up, print, and clean their screens. The course is designed to have students experiment building a loose, narrative collage that will take advantage of the variations of repeating elements that screenprinting can produce. Students of all levels are welcome, and some screenprinting experience is helpful.

Cost: $140 non-members, $135 members
Register by: Thursday, July 2


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Folded Paper Pockets
Tuesday, July 14
Time: 1-4pm
Instructor: Marcia Watt

Discover a unique paper folding technique in this hands-on workshop where participants will make a collection of expandable folding compartments. This clever paper structure was developed by the Dong people in Southwestern China.  Traditionally these kits were used to hold needles, thread, buttons and scraps of cloth for mending clothing.  It is easily adapted to be a wallet or even a book structure, or expanded to almost any size.  In this workshop, we will make one with 5 compartments. All materials and tools will be supplied, as well as instructional hand-outs.
Cost: $30 non-members, $25 members
Register by: Thursday, July 9



Monoprint Accordion Class
Wednesday, July 22
Time: 9:30 – 12:30
Instructor: Ashley Schick


NOTE: Register through Atlanta Printmakers Studio or 404-316-6863

Students will use monotype printmaking to create the visual content for handmade accordion-fold books. Students will learn how to create additive and subtractive monotypes, a unique kind of printmaking that creates single bold impression and a second pale ghost impression. Monotypes can be loose and painterly or stenciled and geometric. The course will cover plate manipulation, press use and safety, along with book construction. Students at all levels are welcome.

Cost: $50 non-members, $45 members
Register by: Wednesday, July 15


Stab binding

Japanese Stab Binding
Tuesday, July 28
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Ashley Schick

Discover how to bind flat sheets together into a traditional Japanese Stab binding. Participants will learn how to punch, cover, and bind their text block. Customize your book with a selection of beautiful papers. All materials are included, and participants will get to take home the book that they build.

Cost: $30 non-members, $25 members
Register by: Thursday, July 23


Family Workshop: Pop Ups!
Wednesday, July 29
10:30 – 12:00
Instructor: Jerushia Graham

Take playing with paper to a whole new level in this pop up workshop!  Explore different ways of folding, cutting, and gluing to create imaginative and unique pop up structures.  Put a bit of engineering into your artwork! Parental participation required.  Suitable for all ages.

Parental participation required.
Cost: $10 non-members, $8 members
Register by: Friday, July 24


About the instructors:

Lauren Kucera

Lauren Kucera

Lauren Kucera is an arts educator and paper artist from Atlanta, by way of Denver, Colorado.  She earned a Masters of Art Education from University of Georgia, and a Bachelors of Art Education from Berry College.  She studied art in Florence and Cortona, Italy, as well as at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  She has taught art to all ages of students for the past ten years, most recently in Washington State.  Her artwork includes bookbinding, watercolor, photography, and collage. 
Lauren may be contacted at


Steve MillerSteve Miller

Steve Miller is a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.  He is the coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program.

Steve Miller founded Red Ozier Press in 1976 — a fine press devoted to publishing literary first editions in handmade limited editions. Miller came to The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1988, where he is Professor and teaches letterpress printing and hand papermaking in the MFA in the Book Arts Program, and is coordinator of the program. Although his primary focus at the University is in the teaching of traditional bookmaking, he is also the proprietor of Red Hydra Press

Steve Miller is a Co-director of Paper and Book Intensive, a nationally recognized annual series of summer workshops in the book arts. He is past chair of the Advisory Board of the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. He was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Career Award by the College Book Art Association, and honored at the New York Center for Book Arts in 2013 for his contributions to the filed.

Steve Miller’s passion is making books by hand, letterpress printing, and teaching letterpress printing and hand papermaking. His current Red Hydra Press work revolves largely around ongoing collaborative book projects with Cuban print- and papermakers.


Ashley Schick

Ashley L. Schick

Ashley makes works on paper and artists’ books. Schick completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and earned her MFA in Printmaking from SCAD-Atlanta. While at SCAD, she worked as the lead printer and constructor for Kiki Smith’s artist book Color Noise. After graduating, she co-founded Straw Hat Press. She has taught many art workshops for students of all ages from children to adults, most recently in collaboration with the High Museum of Art, Georgia Tech, the Lovett School, and the non-profit One Love Generation. She was selected as part of the Georgia Center for Nonprofit’s High Potential Diverse Leaders Class of 2014. From 2011-2013, Schick was an artist’s assistant to sculptor Brian Dettmer and a resident in the Creatives Project’s Artist-In-Studio Residency Program. She has also completed residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in multiple private and university collections including Vanderbilt, University of Florida, and Baylor. Find out more at


Krysten Watson
Krysten Watson

Krysten is an artist in pursuit of paper. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and since has interned at paper studios such as Dieu Donne in New York, and apprenticed artist and master papermaker Roberto Mannino in Rome, Italy. Having taught workshops at The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Krysten continues doing workshops through various venues in Atlanta, Georgia including Paper Trail Art Center and the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.


Marcia WattMarcia Watt

Growing up in Los Angeles, California, Marcia Watt’s family’s idea of fun was to spend hours at used bookstores, and so began her love affair with paper and books.  At Reed College she studied calligraphy with Father Robert Palladino.  Later, while working as a preservation librarian at Yale University, she studied book arts, including book-binding, paper marbling and paste paper, at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. 

She is a member of the Friends of Dard Hunter, Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet, and the Guild of Book Workers.  Her work has been exhibited and sold in Oregon, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Georgia.

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