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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking Spring Workshops 2014

 

Sculptural Paper
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer

Come join us for a day of experimentation with three-dimensional paper! In this course, students will learn the basics of handmade paper, how to create armatures of wire, reed, and other materials as a substrate for handmade paper, and layer the newly formed wet sheets of paper to create a 'skin' for the armatures. Students can expect to spend the morning making 3-4 small models of different sculptural techniques as well as focus on one larger or more complex piece of their choice to complete in the afternoon. Students of all levels are welcome.

Cost: $100 non-member, $90 members
Register by: Friday, May 2, 2014   
For more information or to register: 404.894.5726 or Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu

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

 

Decorative Boxmaking
Tuesdays - May 13, 20, & 27
6:00am – 9:00pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer

Decorative Box
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. We will create two to three boxes 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. Students will also learn how to create a custom-fitted box for a small object or keepsake. Students of all levels are welcome.

Cost: $100 non-member, $90 members
Register by: Friday, May 9, 2014   
For more information or to register: 404.894.5726 or Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu

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

 

Nature’s Palette for Papermaking
Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13
9:00am-3:30pm
Instructor: Winnie Radolan

Our gardens and local fields provide us with a wealth of plant materials which can be processed into papermaking fibers, useful for creating beautiful handmade papers.  Spend a week immersed in learning what plants to harvest and when, as well as how to cook and prepare them.  We’ll experiment with numerous fibers, such as iris and day lily leaves, canna stalks and other plant materials to make beautifully textured and colored paper for your artistic use.  In addition, explore the Museum’s extraordinary collection of papermaking artifacts and history. Learn to make paper from onions and celery and leeks, oh my! Construct a stab binding journal of your paper samples too.  No experience necessary, just a love of the natural world.

Cost: $330 non-member, $300 members
Register by: Friday, May 30, 2014
For more information or to register: 404.894.5726 or Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu

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

 

Papermaking Basics
Wednesday, June 25 & Thursday, June 26
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer

Papermaking
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. All levels welcome.

Cost: $100 non-member, $90 members
Register by: Friday, May 2, 2014
For more information or to register: 404.894.5726 or Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu

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

Bookbinding for Teens (Rising 7th-12th graders)
Tuesday July 22
1:00-3:30pm
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer

Bookbinding
Teens: Come join us to learn the basic terminology and beginning techniques of bookbinding! You will learn to create a pamphlet stitch binding and a Japanese style stab binding, which will make great journals or sketchbooks. As time allows, you will be able to embellish the covers of your books with drawings or collage materials. Students of all levels are welcome.

Cost: $30 non-member, $25 members
Register by: Friday, May 2, 2014   
For more information or to register: 404.894.5726 or Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu

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

About the instructors:

Winnie Radolan

Winnie Radolan
Master papermaker and teacher Winnie Radolan, is a nationally known papermaker/artist/educator who runs “Winnie’s Paperworks,” an itinerant teaching papermill. Since 1989 she has been involved with papermaking as an art form and educational vehicle. Former Director of Papermaking and Education at Historic RittenhouseTown, she teaches and conducts many workshops for artists of all ages. She is an Artist-in-Residence for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Councils for the Arts, and teaches at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is Founding Director of the Guild of Papermakers and former officer in the Friends of Dard Hunter. Her paper and book works have been exhibited internationally and are in private collections. She received her BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art and has done graduate studies at U of Arts.

 

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.

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