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.

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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

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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