Paste Papers Gone Wild!

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March 9th, 2016 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Mark Wangberg
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 9th, 2016 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: March 9th, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this one-day workshop participants will learn to make paste papers and learn about their history. One of the oldest decorated papers used by bookbinders, a distinctive quality of paste paper is its 3-dimensional pattern and design. This is achieved when paste is applied to the paper and a pattern is made in the paste. As the paper dries, the paste leaves a slightly 3-D pattern on a 2-dimensional surface.  Paste papers can be used for 3-D bowls, folded books, book covers, book end sheets, collage, illustrations and on fabrics. You will make 10-20 (or more) pieces of paste paper during this workshop!  We will also be making VERY LARGE paste papers you may want to use in the 3-D Boxes and Bowls workshop the next week!

Explorations To Include:  ( Note: depending on interest )

1. Paste paper as an image & pattern making design tool for your art making

2. MANY different techniques to use in making paste papers

3. Look at & examine examples in my own collection of paste papers & their uses in art

4. Create many pieces of your own paste paper

5. Learn MANY ways and resources to expand your explorations with paste paper

Materials to Bring: Scissors, X-Acto type knife, heavier papers or mat board you may wish to incorporate into your project, cardboard or healing mats to work on for cutting. if you have them > also bring mat board & or heavier papers (cover stock, 20 point folding stock > the bigger the better, any color) to do paste paper techniques on; (NOTE:  I'm also bringing some heavy papers for you) & other lightweight papers, or vellum, leather, tyvek, ("plastic" paper, actually spun fiber)  you may be able to get tyvek envelopes from the post office, etc. to experiment with;  rubber stamps (letters or images); stencils (lace, leaves, found objects, etc.) and or / textured materials to use as stencils or to print from...    Boxes, bowls, books made out of wood / cardboard / paper -- you can find interesting ones covered with papier mache at Micheal's Art Supply.  Wooden Frames, with flat fronts are probably the best -- again, Michael's, Ikea, etc. Little woven baskets you'd like to reinvent!  Mat board pieces, whole or scraps; poster board & ANY other interesting papers you have that you might want to add paste color to or make into books, bowls, or boxes!, Long work apron / or shirt (Paste color is acrylic based & hard to get out of clothing...), Camera, notebook / sketchbook, latex or plastic gloves, apron, awl if you have one…

Workshop Fee: $150

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 :: 10:00am-4:00pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. If you are registering within 3 days of the start date for this class, please call 415-565-0545 ex.105 to complete your registration 

About the Instructor | Mark Wangberg

Mark has explored Natural Materials and Dyes in the Amazon and in California and leads trips to the Amazon with his wife Connie Grauds, who has been working in the Amazon for over 21 years.

Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for Book Arts, including his long experience in working with acclaimed book artist Hedi Kyle.

Mark has been making artist books for more than 40 years. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Artsin Philadelphia. He has taught book arts workshops across the U.S. and his work was included in Lark’s 500 Handmade Books. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972.  He is also a published poet. 

His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally and at 23 Sandy Gallery, Water Gallery, MarinMOCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a solo show at RiskPress Gallery in Sebastol.  Recently he has been involved in presenting book, paste paper and marbling workshops for indigenous people in Africa and the Amazon.  

Mark has taught thousands of children and adults how to make books and teaches book arts (simple to complex binding, paste papers & marbling, etc.) as well as portfolio prep for college bound students. He also specializes in classes for teachers who want to make books in their classrooms!  Mark lives in San Rafael and Peru and teaches in the San Francisco area and the Amazon.



SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States