Friday, January 13, 2012

Painting Books with Beck Whitehead-A papermaking workshop

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is proud to announce this exciting workshop!!

Painting Books with Beck Whitehead

A papermaking workshop

March 24 & 25, 2012 10 a.m.- 4 p.m

Lost Arch Papermill at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

$150 general public

$130 for guild members

Discover image and design techniques used to create handmade paper for book binding, printmaking, or as an end in itself. Surface, shape, color and texture can be used to expand the possibilities of any art technique that uses paper as a base. Demonstrations and discussion will include fiber selection and preparation, pigmenting pulp, sheet forming options, making and using stencils to create images with pulp, and creating decorative patterns. This process can be used to create multiple sheets for an edition or one-of-a-kind images. Beautiful sheets will evolve as you explore pulp painting techniques.

Beck Whitehead is a graduate of Trinity University and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her MFA in 1980. She has taught papermaking since 1988 including workshops at Arrowmont, Pyramid Atlantic and Haystack. Her work has been exhibited around the country including Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum. She is the Chair of the Paper & Book Arts at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas.

To register, 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 MFA Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama and The Southeast Guild of Bookworkers.