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

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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 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

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.

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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.

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

September Papermaking Workshop

Paper post 05/2016This workshop will introduce you to the delights of making paper by hand.  You will learn about suitable materials for making the pulp, how to form the sheets and how to press your paper.  You will make different coloured paper and wet emboss a sheet or two of paper.

 

Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $5

Date: Friday 2nd September

Time: 10am – 3pm

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

 

Papermaking Workshop

Paper post 05/2016

This workshop will introduce you to the delights of making paper by hand.  You will learn about suitable materials for making the pulp, how to form the sheets and how to press your paper.  You will make different coloured paper and wet emboss a sheet or two of paper.

Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $5

Date: Friday 15th July

Time: 10am – 3pm

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

New Workshop

A CASE FOR YOUR CASTING

Date & Time: Monday May 23rd 2016 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Cost: $70 Most materials supplied

BYO lunch and hard cover book which you are prepared to take the text section out of and some small items you wish to cast your paper over. I have keys, spoons and other small items you can use too.

Venue: Barb’s Studio Box Hill North

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This one day workshop is an opportunity to try some paper casting over interesting objects.  You will make suitable paper, cast the paper over your objects and make a box to display your artwork.  The display box will be made with a cover from a discarded book which you will transform into a box.  You will also make a book or two related to the idea of your subject choice to include in the box.

You may also choose to spend the day experimenting just casting paper.

You will learn paper casting, box making and simple book making.

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Papermaking Workshop

Is it time you put your hands in the vat and made some paper?

 

Decorative Paper
Decorative Paper
Wedding Paper
Wedding Paper

This papermaking workshop will teach the skills of wet embossing your paper and some ideas for using your paper as book covers or  shades for little lights. This is a workshop suitable for beginners or advanced papermakers.

embossed light shades                               Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $5 ( LED candle )

Date: Saturday 21st November

or Sunday 6th December

Time: 10am – 3pm

                                        BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

                                Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

Papermaking workshop today

Today the sunny weather made it pleasant to gather and make paper in Barb’s papermaking studio..

Thanks to the enthusiasm of the beginner papermakers, the studio was full of laughter. We began with white cotton rag sheets and later experimented with embossing and different inclusions.  Thanks for coming ladies.

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Intro to papermaking

intro to papermaking

 

Intro to papermaking

Intro to papermaking

Papermakers Exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery

 

Currents Exhibition

Paper Currents

Members of Papermakers of Victoria at Stonehouse Galllery, Warrandyte

Barb Adams, Marianne Little, Margaret Mason,

Dineke McLean, Liz Powell

Anne Marie Power, Chris Rose, Christine Smith,

Gail Stiffe, Sandy Ward

April 2 – 29 2015

MEET THE ARTISTS Saturday 4th April 2 – 4 pm

Stonehouse Studio and Gallery

103 Yarra Street

Warrandyte, 3113

Victoria, Australia

(03)98443629

www.stonehousegallery.com

Several artists will be demonstrating at Stonehouse on the Sundays of the exhibition between 1 – 4

Gallery open 10 – 5 daily except Good Friday

I will be at MEET THE ARTISTS and at the gallery demonstrating book binding on

Sunday 12th April

Workshops for 2015

I really love teaching people bookmaking and paper making. Watching them discover their innate creativity as they enjoy time with a small group, learning new skills.

As usual most of my workshops arise from requests people make.  This year I started with a successful 4 day workshop ‘Mapping the Journey’ and will plan some other paper making and book arts workshops at different times during the year.

Dates can be arranged for people who gather their own group of 4 people for book making and 3 people for papermaking classes. I run the classes here at my studio in Box Hill North.

Contact me if you have an idea for a workshop.  I can plan the day and invite others to join us.

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This year’s paper

Dyed paper made with recycled rag board
Dyed paper made with recycled rag board

To start the year I dyed some pulp and pulled some colourful sheets for book making and other paper projects.

Jeans paper
Jeans paper

This paper took a little longer to make. The process involved cutting cotton jeans into 2cm pieces and beating them in a Hollander beater for several hours to make a fine pulp.  The resulting strong paper is a pale blue.  Some sheets have threads and pieces of fabric from the jeans to add interest.

Flax and rag board paper
Flax and rag board paper

This paper is to use for book pages in books I am making to sell at my market stall in Halls Gap on March 14th 2015.

If you are passing through or coming up for Grampians Texture call in and visit the market.  Papermakers of Victoria will also have an exciting stall.

Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.