Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Workshop Series

Registration for 2014-2015 workshops is now open!

Magic Books and Paper Toys
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.mMagic Books and Paper Toys Workshop
With Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith, artists and owners of Purgatory Pie Press in New York, NY. 

Amaze your friends with an array of tricky book-forms from a myriad of traditions: flexagons, magic wallets, simple popups, origami-based forms, exquisite corpses, concertina-based flip/flaps. Learn these easy structures, making quick models, and then make them into finished pieces with drawings, collage, stickers, rubber-stamps etc.

Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room
USM Portland campus
34 Bedford Street, Portland
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Registration required. Fee: $125. 
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 Mapping Place with Velma BolyardSpirit Papers: Mapping Place
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
With Velma Bolyard, papermaker and fiber artist based in New York's North Country

In this one-day intensive we will explore the art of the eco- or contact print, on paper. Students will learn the basics of creating prints using the flora available in their ecosystem, essentially making a map of the plants inhabiting this particular place on the east coast. Each student will prepare bundles for the dyepot, using found metals and local waters for mordanting.  

Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room
USM Portland campus
34 Bedford Street, Portland
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Registration required. Fee: $125. 
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