Thursday, February 19, 2009

Atlanta Printmakers' Studio: Paste Paper Workshop

Instructor Rory Golden
Saturday, March 21, 2009 10am-4pm
$75 APS members / $85 non-members

Paste papers developed in 18th Century Germany, have much potential beyond their traditional use as decorative patterned papers for book and box covers and end sheets. The term “paste paper” refers to a method of decorating the surface of paper with acrylic or tempera paint mixed in a “paste” medium and applied in various methods resulting in patterned papers. In this workshop we will learn basic techniques for patterned, and pulled papers. We will then learn to make a “tabletop monotype” paste paper and will create two-sided papers using kozo, handmade mulberry paper. All paste papers may be used in subsequent projects, such as a book cover or as a background layer for a relief print, silkscreen or letterpress printing.

Rory Golden teaches workshops at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, which he directed from 2000 – 2004, the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Long Beach Museum of Art and numerous colleges and universities around the country. He holds an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Yaddo. His artwork is in public and private collections around the country.

For more information, visit the Atlanta Printmakers' Studio website and click on the "Classes" link.