Indigo & Rust DOWN TO EARTH WORKSHOP

DOWN TO EARTH

A day of experimenting and creating with rust, indigo and wax resist on paper.

Anne Cunningham cold wax

Anne Cunningham – wax resist & wash

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The beginning of any art project is gathering the inspirational materials. At this workshop you will spend the day guided by me as you transform many different paper surfaces. 
Dipping in indigo, exploring the rusting baths and working with cold wax as a resist, will provide you with a multitude of delightfully coloured papers. There may even be time to make some marks with my on your papers with ‘natural’ brushes. These lovely papers will be suitable to use in your artwork and there will be an opportunity at the end of the day to plan a follow up book binding workshop, if you want to bind some of your papers into a book at a later date.

Recipes included in the instructions provided.

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time: 10 – 4

Place: Box Hill North

$70 plus $10 materials fee.

Most materials provided. Please bring some watercolour paper to dye. It doesn’t have to be expensive watercolour paper. The size and shape doesn’t matter.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

Pulp to Page Workshop

Three day workshop at Box Hill North

Make a book that is ALL YOURS right from the paper itself .
Paper post 05/2016

Spend three wonderful days during the month of July learning the skills of making paper, stitching two book structures and binding a very special book with the paper you made on day one.

 Book 1 Figure 8 over tapes

 Book 2 Coptic Binding

Dates: Tuesday 3rd July 10am – 3pm

Papermaking

Tuesday 17th July 10am – 3pm

Binding 2 Books

Tuesday 31st July 10am – 3pm

Bind your own paper into one of your book styles.

Cost: $220 for the 3 days teaching and materials

Venue: Box Hill North – details on registration.

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Workshops at Opendrawer

Book these workshops at  https://opendrawer.weteachme.com/

BORO BOOK WORKSHOP

Venue: Opendrawer Hartwell

      

One day workshop

Have you stitched on paper? Sashiko stitching in the Japanese boro style can be used to make attractive designs on paper. Boro stitched fabric grew out of the need to repair old Indigo dyed cloth in early twentieth century rural Japan.

This workshop will introduce you to different ways of stitching Indigo dyed papers to create beautiful mini artworks for the pages for your book. You will be guided to use the marks on the paper as a suggested design for your page.

You will learn some basic sashiko designs and how to use them in your work.

At the end of the day you will take home a beautiful little book to keep or give to someone special.

Date: Tuesday 5th June 10am – 3pm

Your materials fee will include the papers Barb provides to make and decorate your book.

PULP TO PAGE WORKSHOP

Venue: Opendrawer Hartwell

Book this workshop at  https://opendrawer.weteachme.com/

3 day workshop

Make a book that is ALL YOURS right from the paper itself .

Spend three wonderful days during the month of May learning the skills of making paper, stitching two book structures and binding a very special book with the paper you made on day one.

 Book 1 Figure 8 over tapes

 Book 2 Coptic Binding

Dates: Tuesday 1st May 10am – 3pm

Papermaking

Tuesday 15th May 10am – 3pm

Binding 2 Books

Tuesday 29th May 10am – 3pm

Bind your own paper into one of your book styles.

New Workshops 2018

Cards with Charisma 

New Date!!!

Date: Sunday 3rd June 2018

Cost: $70 plus $10 materials fee

Venue: Box Hill North

                                                      

Your friends will love receiving personalised gift cards from you.

Come along and spend time making beautiful unique cards

using three different techniques.

Start the day by carving your own print block from your drawing or a design supplied by Barb.

This will be used with the cold wax resist technique and printing onto your cards.

You will collage, print, stitch and dye to bring colour and life to your cards.

Some cards will be made from handmade paper and others from commercial card.

You will end the day with many cards to give your family and friends on special occasions.

Your $10 materials fee will cover the cost of a lino tool, Soft Cut print block material and blank cards to work on.

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TAKE NOTE

 

     

 

Date: Tuesday 8th May

Cost: $70 plus $10 materials fee

Venue: Box Hill North

 

Learn to make an artistic note book to house your workshop notes and samples.

They are so valuable for keeping your memory prompts and new learnings in an attractive reference book .

Easily accessed notes and diagrams will make your follow up days much more valuable as you weave your new skills into your developing art practice.

 For this workshop you will bring notes and samples from a workshop or activity you have already done.

This information and your examples will be what determines the shape and style of your book.

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PAPERMAKING FOR A PURPOSE

This is a  Papermakers of Victoria workshop I will run at our Stables Studio at Bundoora.

Details and registration here: http://papermakers.org.au/workshops/

PAPERMAKING FOR A PURPOSE
Tutor: Barb Adams

22nd April 2018 at Bundoora

Handmade paper can vary greatly.  For a handmade paper project to be a success it is helpful to know which  paper you should make.  This workshop will concentrate on making a variety of pulps which will be made into sample sheets.

You will learn how to make paper suitable for book pages of different shapes and sizes or pages with pockets included when you form the wet pages.  Recipes will be provided for pulp making suitable for cards, strong paper for casting, paper into which other items can be included or paper suitable to print photos or text onto.You will take home a book you have made, in which you can store your specific paper pulp recipes and samples of your handmade paper.

While you are at  http://papermakers.org.au/workshops/   have  look at the other great workshops available.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To You All

Christmas BooksMy December Newsletter is available if you click on the Newsletter prompt to the left of the page.  If you would like to receive my occasional newsletters please add your email address to the subscription box.  This will also notify you of up coming workshops in the New Year.

Thanks for visiting

Barb

Additional Down to Earth Workshop

The October ‘Down to Earth’ Workshop is full, so I am running an additional workshop in September.  If you are interested, send me a message and I will add your name to the list for Tuesday 26th September.  Details below.

DOWN TO EARTH

A day of experimenting and creating with rust, indigo and wax resist on paper.

Anne Cunningham cold wax

Anne Cunningham – wax resist & wash

P1030206.JPGP1060744

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of any art project is gathering the inspirational materials. At this workshop you will spend the day guided by me as you transform many different paper surfaces. 
Dipping in indigo, exploring the rusting baths and working with cold wax as a resist, will provide you with a multitude of delightfully coloured papers. There may even be time to make some marks with my on your papers with ‘natural’ brushes. These lovely papers will be suitable to use in your artwork and there will be an opportunity at the end of the day to plan a follow up book binding workshop, if you want to bind some of your papers into a book at a later date.

Recipes included in the instructions provided.

Tuesday 26th September

Time: 10 – 4

Place: Box Hill North

$70 plus $10 materials fee.

Most materials provided. Please bring some watercolour paper to dye. It doesn’t have to be expensive watercolour paper. The size and shape doesn’t matter.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

Successful workshop

Yesterday’s workshop resulted in 5 happy participants and 5 beautiful books. I hope those happy women have done their homework of completing another small book.

Sandy's Bible Sandy's Coptic Cover

Three new workshops

Three Workshops August September and October

Easy Coptic Journal
Easy Coptic Journal

 

BACK TO THE BINDING

Coptic Binding with an easy cover thanks to Sandy Webster

This workshop is perfect for beginner binders or a revision for those of you who want to revisit the beautiful Coptic Stitching. A journal created with this stitch opens beautifully flat for writing or drawing in. The hard cover will have an interesting edge which protects the pages and there will be the option of including some pockets. If you know what your journal will be used for, you might like to bring things to include. For example, if it is to be a travel journal you might bring images or information about the area you will visit. This can be bound in as you stitch the other pages to the cover. What ever you decide, at the end of the day you will have a beautiful journal to use or give away.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Time: 10 – 3

Place: Box Hill North

$70 plus $5 materials fee.

All materials provided. If you have something you want to bind into your book you can bring it with you.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

Make several small books and a fold out box from a map.

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Working small is a great way to begin. The small books we make on this day will fit in the fold out box we construct from our map. The slip on lid will hold our box together when our project is complete. This day can be spent constructing a model from a commercial map or be a personal journey as you make your own map , which you bring along, into the box we construct. If the map you bring inspires the content of your books you might like to bring other maps, photos or drawings to include on the day. We will explore some collage and folding with maps.

When our books are removed from the box it will open out revealing our map.

Thankyou for teaching me this folded box Val.

Sunday 17th September 2017

Time: 10 – 4

Place: Box Hill North

$70 plus $5 materials fee.

Most materials provided. If you have a map you would like to use for this project you can bring it with you.

The map needs to be at least 20cm square.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

DOWN TO EARTH

A day of experimenting and creating with rust indigo and wax resist on paper.

P1030206.JPGP1060744

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of any art project is gathering the inspirational materials. At this workshop you will spend the day guided by me as you transform many different paper surfaces. 
Dipping in indigo, exploring the rusting baths and working with cold wax as a resist, will provide you with a multitude of delightfully coloured papers. There may even be time to make some marks with my on your papers with ‘natural’ brushes. These lovely papers will be suitable to use in your artwork and there will be an opportunity at the end of the day to plan a follow up book binding workshop, if you want to bind some of your papers into a book at a later date.

Recipes included in the instructions provided.

Thursday 26th October

Time: 10 – 4

Place: Box Hill North

$70 plus $10 materials fee.

Most materials provided. Please bring some watercolour paper to dye. It doesn’t have to be expensive watercolour paper. The size and shape doesn’t matter.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

Places available in two workshops

Seed pod Book Open concertinaJust a quick reminder that there are still places in my upcoming book workshops.

You may wish to come and make a book as a gift for a friend or someone may buy you the gift of a workshop.

THE BOOK IS THE ART  ON SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

and EXPLORING CONCERTINA BOOKS  THURSDAY 6TH APRIL

The workshops are definitely going ahead on these days but you need to book if you wish to attend.

Details and booking available on my website in the previous post.

Two New Workshops To Start Your Creative Year

THE BOOK IS THE ART

Make an artists book in one day

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

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No white paper will be visible at the end of the morning’s exploration of paper and its surface possibilities. You will use natural coloured dyes and washes over resists, stitch and printing to decorate your book pages in preparation for binding them. Each person will make a simple print block inspired by seed pods to use in their book and perhaps share with others.

The creative supportive environment will nourish your ideas and embolden your creative spirit and at the end of the day you will have a colourful artists book with a soft but strong cover.

Saturday 4th March 2017

10 – 4

Box Hill North

$70 plus $8 materials fee.

Most materials provided.  BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

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EXPLORING CONCERTINA BOOKS

THURSDAY 6TH APRIL

Workshop concertina Open concertina

In this workshop you will make a concert book with a hard cover. You will also learn how to make a slip case in which to keep your book. Each section will have an origami envelope to house your models of other concertina book styles which we will explore during the day. At the end of the class you will know how to make at least 5 different concertina books.

Thursday 6th April  2017

10 – 4

Box Hill North

$70 plus $8 materials fee.

Most materials provided.  BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

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