Pastepapers Old & New

$ 375.00

July 27th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Michael Burke
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: July 27th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 28th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Although known from around 1650, pastepapers were made really popular in the mid 1700s by the Moravian Sisters of Herrnhut in Saxony. Recent study of these papers has sparked a revival of interest in them, and in this workshop the instructor will introduce you to the methods, materials and patterns used on the original pastepapers.

Class will begin by mixing the colors using natural earth pigments, and making the few simple tools used by the Sisters. Students will then reproduce each of their original designs using the same colors, patterns, freehand brush strokes and tooling. Part two of the class will bring us up to date with a wide range of inventive techniques for making modern pastepapers. The instructor will demonstrate how to make combs, stamps, rollers and other mark-making tools used in pastepaper design, and show a range of techniques he uses to create many different effects, from the simple pulled papers, to the highly regular striped patterns.

Materials to Bring: 1 inch and 1-1/2 inch paint brushes; apron or old clothes; cellulose sponge; notebook and pencil; things to make marks in paper, such as: string or cord, plastic decorator's comb (Artex spreaders), natural materials such as leaves, old credit cards, rubber rollers (brayers), bubble wrap.

Workshop Fee (includes $50 materials fee): $375.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Michael Burke

Michael Burke studied bookbinding with Dominic Riley and paper conservation with Karen Zukor. He lives in the Lake District, where he teaches bookbinding. In recent years he has taught and lectured at Society of Bookbinders conferences and seminars, and at Guild of Bookworkers meetings in the USA, as well as teaching tours in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Each year he teaches summer school at the San Francisco Center for the Book and across the USA. Michael researches the structures of ancient and medieval bindings, and has a Masters degree in the History of the Book from the University of London.

Past Student Reviews:

“Loved the small class, creativity of other students and lots of time to do our own work.”

“As always taking a class with MIchael is enjoyable, He is calm and very organized.”

“Michael not only  is very organized, he presents instructions with ease and make students feel comfortable. Love is sense of humor.”

“My favorite part of the class was learning the many different ways to make paste papers designs. The use of natural dyes & wheat paste instructions & hand on experience in helping to make pastes. The instructor's sense of humor.”

“Small class size, hands-on instruction, beautiful outcomes, lots of experience making paste and mixing paint.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States