Pastepapers Old & New

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$ 375.00

July 27th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Dominic Riley
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • 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

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About the Instructor | Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley is an internationally renowned bookbinder, artist, lecturer and teacher. He has his bindery in the Lake District, from where he travels across the UK teaching and lecturing. He spends part of the year teaching in San Francisco and across the USA. His work is mostly restoration and Design Binding, for which he has won many prizes in the Designer Bookbinders competition. He was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. His bindings are in collections worldwide, including the British Library, the Grolier Club in New York and the San Francisco Public Library. In 2013 he won first prize, the Sir Paul Getty Award, in the International Bookbinding Competition. Dominic is President of the Society of Bookbinders.

Past Student Reviews:

“Very knowledgeable, expert bookbinder.”

“Dominic never disappoints, this time he made everything feel easy and comfortable.”

“Riley is a highly qualified instructor and lively instructor. He provided detailed demonstrations throughout the workshop, and shared useful recommendations for bookmaking supplies, conferences, and professional groups."

“The instructor's enthusiasm about and knowledge of binding is inspiring. I was very fortunate.”

“Gifted both in skill and the ability to deliver his knowledge.”

$ 375.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States