with visiting artist Helen Hiebert
Saturday and Sunday February 18, and 19 10 am – 4pm Handmade paper is a wonderful and light material for use in creating low-relief and three-dimensional objects. By using embedded wire, string, and reed between sheets of high shrinkage abaca the paper has a structural form for building. After creating the embedded paper the first day, students will return to the studio on day two to find the paper magically transformed and will learn ways to further manipulate the dry sheets into forms ranging from lamps and lanterns to low-relief and three-dimensional sculptural objects. We will experiment with glue, thread, wire and other fasteners to create unique objects. 250$ including materials sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org going to http://bostonpapercollective.eventbrite.com/ or calling 617-863-0886 Friday Open Papermaking
Make paper for your projects during the day! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Fridays Jan. 13, 27, Feb 10, 24
80.00 per session sign up by e-mailing email@example.com going to http://bostonpapercollective.eventbrite.com/ or calling 617-863-0886
Most paper takes 12 hours to dry in our restraint drying system. Your dry paper can be picked up at the studio or mailed.Introduction to Letterpress Printing with Wood Type Mike Dacey of Repeat Press, Somerville MA
February 25, 12-4pmThis workshop will serve as an introduction to basic principles of letterpress printing and the Vandercook proof press. Using vintage wood type from the Repeat Press collection, students will learn the proper procedures for setting and printing their own broadside posters.Mike Dacey has been running Repeat Press since 2003, working in both contemporary custom letterpress printing and traditional letterpress with moveable type. Mike’s work with wood type can be seen on the numerous band and event posters he has produced, as well as his personal artwork.No experience necessary.
This class is a fundraiser to improve the letterpress studio for advanced classes. 150. (including materials) sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-863-0886 sign up by e-mailing email@example.com going to http://bostonpapercollective.eventbrite.com/ or calling 617-863-0886
If you need to cancel;
Full Refund with 1 or more weeks notice
80% refund with 6 days or less notice
All workshops are located on the second floor of the Stove Factory Building, 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, MA. The Stove factory is a 8 minute walk from the Sullivan Station T stop on the orange line. Buses from Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston pass through the Sullivan Square T station. On and off street parking is available, the studio is 2 blocks away from 93. It is also a few blocks down the street from the bunker hill monument and museum.