Workshops

From linoleum block printing to making a living as an artist, PaperWorkers offers workshops relating to every aspect of being an artist and to a variety of media.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Aluminum Plate Litho Class

Liza Butts will be teaching an Aluminum Plate Litho Class on February 20-21, 2021 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This class is intermediate level so previous experience with printmaking is encouraged. The class is limited to 6 people and masks are mandatory. Please bring your own lunch, the class will take a lunch break. Students should bring their own paper and litho crayons, even though some drawing materials will be provided. Stonehenge paper is recommended. 

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the process for etching an aluminum litho plate using nontoxic chemicals. Students will experiment with drawing materials like tusche, litho crayons, and sharpies. The workshop will cover how to gum and sponge plates, and how to set up and use the Litho press. This is an introductory workshop to Plate Lithography. 

Level: Intermediate

About Artist: Liza Butts is a printmaker and painter. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Washington University in St. Louis where she worked with the Island Press. She has also worked at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC. She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has a studio at Groundfloor Contemporary.

Fee is $150 (Class fee $125 + Supply fee $25)

Limited to 5 people 



Ethiopian and Coptic Link-Stitch Journals

Jillian Sico will be teaching an Intermediate level book arts class on January 30-31, 2021. This class is an intermediate level but if you are a beginner, you are still welcome to register. The class is limited to 6 people and masks are mandatory. Bring your own lunch and eat in your car or on the balcony. The cost is $125 class fee and $25 supply fee for a total of $150.

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn several link-stitch book structures, including soft-cover link-stitch and two hard-cover variations. Ethiopian and Coptic are historic link-stitch techniques that date to around the 4th century AD. Participants will have the opportunity to use decorative paper, maps, and original prints to make personalized, modern versions of these ancient structures.

Level: Intermediate

About Artist: Jillian Sico is a papermaker, printer, and bookbinder who makes artist books under the imprint Frogsong Press. She received a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in 2005, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2013, and an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama (UA) in 2020. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she teaches courses in fine and interdisciplinary arts at UA.

The paper, white thread, needles and PVA glue are covered by the supply fee. Participants will need to bring their own bone folder, awl, self-healing cutting mat, metal ruler, Olfa knife, 2 sheets of printed, decorative paper at least 8.5x11, and optional-colored unwaxed linen thread

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