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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.

 

Valentine Design
Friday, February 6, 2015; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lauren Kucera
Fee: $12 members, $15 non-members

Join us for a fun evening of pop-ups, stamps, patterns, and treats!  We will help you design beautiful, layered Valentines for the loved ones in your life.   Learn basic pop-up techniques, and play with stamps and patterned papers, to create original cards.
This workshop is open to all ages, so bring your friends and family!

 

Australian Binding
Saturday, February 7, 2015; 1:00 – 2:30
Instructor: Marcia Watt
Fee: $20 members, $25 non-members
Local Book Artist Marcia Watt guides students through a step-by-step process to create a unique binding style to use with journals, books, or other artistic forms. Supplies are included in program fee.

 

President’s Day Paste Paper Party!
Monday, February 16, 2015; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lauren Kucera
Fee: $12 members, $15 non-members

Are you or your children off for President’s Day? Join us for a patriotic-themed, painting extravaganza! We will experiment with fun and colorful ways to decorate paper using homemade flour paste.  Explore color mixing and texture as we create paintings and papers that can be used for many other crafts.  All ages are welcome, so bring your family and friends!  (This workshop may get a little messy, so dress accordingly.)

 

Paper and Print
Friday, March 13 (6-9pm) and Saturday, March 14 (9am-2:30pm)
Instructor: Steve Miller
Fee: $100 members, $125 non-members

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 hands-on workshop.  All tools are provided, and Steve Miller’s expertise will help you to create a one-of-a-kind project.

 

Paper Flowers
Friday, March 20, 2015; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lauren Kucera
Fee: $12 members, $15 non-members

Get ready for Spring with this seriously playful workshop!  We will use various papers and techniques to create unique, whimsical flowers.  Recycling will be incorporated too!  Your flowers will be perfect for Spring decorating, gifts, and accessories: think Easter, Mother’s Day, and more!
Ages 10 and above, please. 

 

Papermaking with Kozo
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10-3:30
Instructor: Chris Davenport
Fee: $85 members, $100 non-members
 
In this class we will focus on forming beautiful sheets of handmade paper in the Japanese Kozo tradition using local, sustainable, and renewable Alabama mulberry bark.  Using traditional methods and tools, we will cook, clean, and beat, and form our incredibly printable, unique, and locally sourced handmade paper.

 

Introduction to Marbling
Saturday, May 16, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 3pm
Instructor: Marcia Watt
Cost: $76 members, $85 non-members

For centuries paper marbling was a closely held secret of a few skilled practioners, but no more. In this one-day workshop you will learn the basics of traditional paper marbling, and make several sheets of your own beautiful marbled paper. All supplies will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop. Hand-outs will be provided with detailed instructions on how to marble on your own and where to buy supplies.

 

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 lmkucera@gmail.com

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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