Studio 13 Paper Workshops

This list is a guideline to the techniques I currently teach. I am happy to discuss the directions and needs of particular groups and design specific workshops to suit.

Most of these workshops can be adapted for a variety of time frames from a day to a week by selecting, developing or combining strands within the broad outlines below. Experience level may be from the beginner to the more advanced.

Indigo on PaperIndigo and Paper: using traditional Japanese and African techniques of working with indigo applied to commercial and/or handmade paper; clamping, stitching and pole variations as resists; burnishing; wax and rice paste resist; gesso and gouache stamping and resist; overdyeing; combining with rusting techniques

Creative Book Binding: traditional and contemporary book construction, binding and folding techniques; composite books that engage with a number of binding styles in one volume; containers for books and books as containers; books for specific and personal purpose; artist’s books making personal statements and following themes; books that involve movement such as carousel, tab books, tunnel books, flag books; creative book binding for embroiderers, printmakers and other guild groups using particular materials applicable for the group

Medieval Book Binding: using stitching frames provided and encompassing tape and thread bindings; using timber and other rigid materials for covers; medieval Japanese soft leather travel journal; Medieval girdle books with unusual materials such as cane toad leather; modern application as a steam punk book; metal embellished covers using recycled jewellery; closures and locks

Altered Books – changing meaning with collage and mixed media and having fun with the story; the book as container, carving into the book to create niches and developing other books to sit within the cavities, using found objects; using mixed media and miniatures techniques; carving the found book as a 3D object; folding found books to create 3D forms

Saw Tooth BanskiaCabinets and Boxes- using foam core and box board developing individually designed 3D forms and containers; dictated by personal interests and contents, concepts and themes, incorporating found and/or made objects; box and miniature cabinet design including accessing the interior and secret compartments; paper and mixed media surface treatments making hinges and closures, doors, drawers and compartments; folded boxes; designing your own templates.

Mixed Media - mark making using drawing, stitching, dyeing, collage with found and made surfaces and objects, relief printing lino and collographs; creating stamps; wax and encaustic resists, image transfer, varnishes, water and oil based colour, inks, gesso and charcoal; rusting and staining

Etching –zinc plate etching on paper and silk using non toxic baths; drypoint etching using acetate and paper plates; special effects on drypoint to develop tonality and texture echoing mezzotint and aquatint; chin colle

Relief Printing– multi-coloured lino prints using jigsaw technique and key blocks, which can be hand rubbed or done with a press; Margret Preston style outline blocks; collograph prints for hand printing (for intaglio technique a press is needed); for paper and fabric and strategies for design development; etching lino for tonal effects

Plant Fibre Paper Making – using easily adaptable backyard equipment and local plants

Joomchi- a Korean paper technique where plant fibre paper is effectively felted into layers; layering images, colour mixing, creating holes and voids, casting; leather paper

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