Monday, October 17, 2011

Reminder! Paste Papers with Larry Lou Foster

Don't forget about this wonderful opportunity to work with one of the greatest paste paper artists in the country.

The reigning goddess of paste paper, Larry Lou Foster, will share her remarkable skills in this two day workshop organized by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers. Participants will design and create a series of high-end, luxurious paste papers. Larry Lou will share her research on how to create rich and intense colors, textures and designs. She will also demonstrate how jigs and printmaking methods can be used to make editioned paste papers. Paste paper is a method of making archival patterned decorative paper for bookbinding, first developed in the 17th century by German nuns.

Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At Woods Halls, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

$80 for guild members/students
$90 general public
Enrollment is limited to 13.

Larry Lou Foster is foremost American craftsperson in the design and creation of paste paper. She has taught workshops at Asheville Bookworks, Pensacola Junior College, N.Y. Center for the Book, Jacksonville State and currently teaches bookbinding at Pensacola State College. She makes paste papers, books, and drawings at “The House with Blue Shutter” in Pensacola, FL. Larry Lou Foster holds a BFA from Auburn University in Art/Painting, MFA from George Washington University in Art/Design and a MFA from The University of Alabama in Book Arts/Bookbinding. Her research in paste papers was recently published in a limited edition book from SpeakEasy Press entitled The Paste Papers of Larry Lou Foster.

How to register for the workshop:
Email with your name, address and telephone number. Then, mail a check for the full tuition made out to The Guild of Book Workers to Jessica Peterson, PO BOX 132, Gordo, Alabama. Your space in the class is only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment, and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Co-sponsored by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers and the printmaking department at the University of Alabama