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Kleisterpapier: Historically-Inspired Paste Papers

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$91.00

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An In-Studio Workshop!

Thursday, May 26, 6pm-9pm

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About this Workshop:

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! – no experience necessary

Registration closes May 19, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of optional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample technique and application images by Mitch Gundrum

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes a $15 materials fee to cover consumable materials 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 may want to consider bringing the following optional items to class:

  • Personal apron (waterproof recommended, but a cooking apron will do
  • Shoes with good tread (the studio floor will get wet)
  • Personal plastic hair combs
  • Personal rubber stamps
  • Personal paint brushes (various sizes and types) 

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Mitch Gundrum has a passion for old books and fully appreciates their significance as not only vessels for beautiful words, but as artifacts in themselves.  An early-career book and paper conservator trained at North Bennet Street School, Mitch is currently working at the National Archives in Washington, DC as a conservation technician. He also offers private book repair, restoration, box-making, and tool-making services via Boundless Books and Writingware.

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