Winter/Spring 2016 Workshops

wk_postcardwinter2016Summer 2016 workshops coming soon!

Need a good book?  Try making one yourself!  This winter/spring we’re offering an expanded list of six bookbinding workshops as well as some of our most popular classes like papermaking, paper marbling, paste painting, poetry, collage and letterpress.

In April Helen Hiebert, an internationally known paper artist, is coming to Kalamazoo to share her talents. Or, try a collaborative paper/print class with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts which combines the teaching talents and studio spaces of two of Kalamazoo’s foremost visual arts venues.

To register call 269-373-4938, pay by mail with this enrollment form coming soon, or register online using your credit card or PayPal account. All card and account details are handled securely through PayPal.

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Winter/Spring 2016 Workshops

About Our Instructors

One-Day Workshops

wk_window-weavingPaper: Innovations in Paper Weaving          GUEST ARTIST
Instructor:  Helen Hiebert / Price $110, Donor Price $99
Sat., April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weaving paper is much faster than weaving cloth, and with so many decorative papers out there, it is both fun and easy to come up with a multitude of paper combinations. We will experiment with paper crumpling, varying the warp and weft lines and cutting tiny windows to expose the paper which lies beneath. Come explore book structures, lantern forms featuring “woven” hinges, and works that can hang on the wall or in a window as we bring paper weaving into new dimensions. Participants will leave the workshop with at least one flat paper weaving and a woven paper lantern. Find out more about our events with visiting artist Helen Hiebert here or visit her website, including the online exhibition of work on display in Kalamazoo. There is a $10 material fee that should be paid directly to the artist for this class. 

Price: $110.00 No longer available.


wk-largepaperPaper: Papermaking & Alternative Processes         NEW CLASS
Collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Instructor:  Katie Platte/Price $50, Donor Price $45
Sat., April 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

NOTE THE KIA WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED–KIA Workshop April 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
Instructors: Vicki VanAmeyden and Mary Whalen, Print and Photo Studios

This workshop is in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. First we will make white sheets of paper ideal for any printing process. We will then make colored sheets by adding pigment to the pulp and using pulp paint to create designs.   Discover new and inventive ways to express yourself with paper.  

Price: $50.00 No longer available.


 French Link and Coptic
Instructor:  Crystal Shaulis / Price $75, Donor Price $67.50
Sat., April 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including break

Exposed bindings are hot right now! You’ll find many Coptic-bound books out there, but not nearly as many that also feature the French-link, which makes this style book stand out from the rest. This style of binding uses Coptic stitching along the top and bottom of the book’s spine (creating a beautiful herringbone pattern), with French-link stitch work along the middle. Exposed bindings allow the finished book to lay open flat, making this style of book ideal for journaling or sketching. For your cover, choose from KBAC’s selection of decorative paper, or bring along your own to further personalize your book. Beginners welcome. 

Price: $75.00 No longer available.




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