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All classes are taught at
The First Christian Church
740 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
2017 - 2018 Workshops
For PaperWorks Members Only
Another season of wonderful workshops from Internationally known artists and teachers! Please check out their websites and see what you have the opportunity to learn.
Workshops fill quickly, so sign up early! Your payment, along with the registration form, holds your place. Minimum of 8 students per class.
Refunds are can be made up to 45 days before workshop only if the space can be filled. Contact Workshop Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend the workshop and she will let you know if there is a waiting list. If there is no waiting list, it is your responsibility to find a replacement in order to receive a refund.
Include the registration form along with your check, payable to PaperWorks, and mail to:
PO Box 12124
Tucson, AZ 85711
February 8, 2018, Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
February 9, 2018, Friday, 9am - 5pm
February 10, 2018, Saturday 9am - 5pm
Cost: $195, Supply Fee $25
Looking for something different? Learn to make these unique book and box combinations! Expand your box-making skills, beyond the rectangle, as you create an exquisite hexagonal box. The paper-covered box features hinges and a button-tie closure. You’ll also create a beautiful star book with magnets embedded in the covers to hold it open. This star book makes the perfect showcase for some of your favorite photos, drawings, poems or small ephemera.
Next we’ll make a pyramid box and a set of 4 triangle books that join together to create a unique lotus design. Magnets create all of the magic in both of these structures. As we are learning, we’ll talk about techniques to support your own ideas. You’ll leave class with two finished boxes and five books as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions so you can create your own versions again at home.
Class Level: No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.
Bio: Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.
Instructor Supplied Materials: Illustrated step-by-step instructions, pre-cut Davey board, cover paper and inside paper, hinges, buttons, brads, waxed linen, magnets, ink, PVA glue, fine tipped glue bottles, waxed paper, needles, dowels, acrylic paint, and sponge tipped brushes.
Supply list here:
March 8, 2018 Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
March 9, 2018 Friday, 9am - 5pm
March 10, 2018 Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Cost: $220, Supply Fee: $20 (includes fiber rush, wax linen, PVA glue, papers)
Where do you begin and how do you approach creating a new fiber art piece? In this workshop, you will begin by experimenting. This fibers-based, mixed media workshop will combine traditional and experimental techniques. You will be encouraged to give up total control of preconceived ideas, old habits or new successes. By doing this, you will allow materials, forms and ideas to take charge with new possibilities.
As a starting point, you will begin working over an armature. Different techniques such as lashing, twining and knotting will be taught in order to fasten fibers together. Deconstruction and re-construction will assist in designing forms that are innovative and exciting. Surface embellishment, such as stitching, layering and collaging will aid in further enhancing the form. This workshop will boost your confidence to play and experiment through risk taking. You may or may not complete a piece, but hopefully you will enjoy the process!
This is Who You've Missed So Far this Season
Quilt Experiments: In Search of your Creative Edge with Kay Khan
November 9, 10, 11 2017
Creativity is a constant cycle. We play, we edit. In this workshop, you'll experiment and, yes, "play" with ways to build up layers of fabric using quilting, stitching,appliqué, rearranging, deconstructing, and collage. We'll start every day by making at least two 12" square flat panels of thick quilting. (This is the basic technique I developed that I use in all my work. I quilt first - before stitching any imagery or patterns. It's the opposite of traditional quilting.) These panels are the structure that is like your prepared canvas. They'll be used for our experiments. We'll cut parts out, reconfigure them, and, although in this class we'll be working in two dimensions, we'll start to add three-dimensional elements. Directed exercises will constantly transform the artwork & challenge you! Be forewarned: some of the panels will be completely altered! It'll be interesting and fun, I promise. As you learn new approaches, each of you will begin to use them in an individual project. Rather than making a finished piece (time forbids!), you will, in this class, discover unexpected combinations, learn new techniques, and begin something magnificent.
"He played with the idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox." -Oscar Wilde
Kay Khan's work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and in many books including, most recently, Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser and Fiber Art Today by Carol K.Russell.
Here is What We Offered Last Season
Encaustics: Fiber/Paper/Wax - Miles Conrad
Working with Tea and Rust, Mark-Making and Burning - Daniella Woolf
Mixed Media: The Art of the Reliquary - Novie Trump