Students will briefly learn about the history of German decorative paste papers, including important artists, techniques, and designs, then spend the rest of the class making paste papers for their own use using those techniques. Students will prepare colored paste with pre-made wheat paste and acrylic paint, wet out sheets of paper, then use brushes, combs, fingers, and stamps to create unique designs. Sheets will dry overnight and be available for pickup and use the next day.
Level: All levels welcome
Registration extended through January 16, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration to cover items provided in class, including Mohawk Superfine paper, wheat starch paste, acrylic paint, and access to various tools such as paint brushes, combs, and stamps. Students will have a short list of additional items to gather and bring to class as well.
Sample images by Mitch Gundrum