Paper Onlay online workshop
August 19th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Instructor: Sol Rebora
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: August 19th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Workshop End: August 26th, 2021 7:00 PM
- Sessions: 2
- In-person or Online?: Online
This is a two-session online workshop.
In this workshop we will create a plaquette - a model of a possible book cover - to learn how to make mosaic on paper.
Different levels of relief and superposition of shapes will allow the creation of fine and precise lines or figures in low relief in the middle of a surface.
The techniques learned in this class can be experimented with and expanded to include other materials and applications.
This class is suitable for all levels of experience.
Materials to Bring:
Please shop at your local art supply store when possible. The links below are provided as a guide.
Please note, all measurements are in centimeters. The workshop will be conducting using the metric system.
- 1 piece of binder’s board or other rigid board 2mm thick: 22 x 15 cm, grain long (running parallel to the 22 cm length).
- 4 pieces of paper Canson Mi-Tientes 160 gsm (or similar paper/weight): 25 x 18cm (grain parallel to 25cm). Please choose 4 different colors that you want to work with/combine for your mosaic. These will be the onlays. Mi Tientes variety packs available here, or full sheets here.
- 2 sheets of any paper 120 or 160gsm: 23 x 16 cm, grain long (running parallel to 23cm), to be used for depth compensations.
- 4 sheets of silicone or parchment paper, anything you can find where the pieces of paper you glue are not going to get sticky - size: A4 or similar
- One piece of Mylar or similar plastic material – size 15cm x 20cm or similar
- PVA or EVA
- Methyl Cellulose in medium thickness (to create a mix with the PVA or EVA)
- Waste paper
- 2 pieces of cardboard any thickness, 25 x 20 cm or similar – we are going to use it to protect the model during the process.
- Small painting roller, for example
- Small brush, 1cm width or similar size
- Flat plate as a surface to roll out adhesive
- Scalpel with many blades n°11, x-acto knife or similar
- Cutting mat 27cm x 42cm
- Metal ruler 30cm long
- Metal square 30cm long
- Small weight
- Small scissors
- Bone folder with a nice point
- Japanese screw punch
- Small rulers 10/15c/20 cm
- One small square 10/15 cm long or similar
- Metal folder - Sol will demonstrate the uses of different folders during the workshop
- Teflon folder
- French curve or any tool to cut curves
(Bookbinding tool rolls are available on the SFCB website)
Workshop Fee: $140
Scholarships are available; please apply here.
Date & Time: 2 Thursdays :: August 19 & 26, 2021 :: 4-7pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a limited time.
Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Sol Rebora
Sol Rebora has over 20 years’ experience in fine bookbinding, having trained in Canada, USA, England, France and Switzerland. Since 1999, she has practiced and taught design bookbinding from her studio (Estudio Rebora) in Buenos Aires. She has won multiple awards for her work, including 1st prize in the ‘Set’ category of the American Academy of Bookbinding’s 2016 ‘OPEN-SET’ competition and a ‘Silver Prize’ in the 2017 Designer Bookbinders International Competition, UK.
Examples of her work are held in many private and public collections such as the British Library Collection.
Past Student Reviews:
“I learned a bunch of new things! The class provided a solid foundation for using paper onlays and opened a lot of possibilities. It provided a fun challenge both creatively and technically.”
“The variety of results was really amazing once i began to experiment outside of class; thus: superb technique with wide-ranging possibilities.”
“I love Sol's work and have wanted to take a workshop with her for some time. Offering it through Zoom made it possible. She is a great instructor and I was really pleased to learn this technique.”