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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.



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.


Origami Frames
Origami Frames
Dates: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 7-8:30pm
Instructor: Marcia Watt
Fee: $13 members, $15 non-members
Register by Monday, November 10, 2014

Transform beautifully patterned papers into frames to show off pictures or art!  Through step-by-step construction, learn a paper-folding technique that easily adapts to your needs.  Participants will make 4 frames in this workshop.  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 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 and







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




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.

Marcia Watt

Marcia 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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