Friday, November 21, 2008

paper marbling workshop

the origin and development of marbling was practiced in japan as early as the 12th century. the first forms of japanese marbling were called suminagashi, or ink floating. delicate, swirled patterns were produced on paper when colors of ink were floated on the surface of the water. the artist would drop circles of black and indigo blue ink into the water, then blow on the surface of the water to produce smoke-like patterns. please join us at our up coming marbling workshop on december 7th from 1:00 to 4:00. participants will have the opportunity to marble greeting cards, envelopes, bookmarks, gift tags, and paper scraps. the cost of the workshop is just $45.00.

Monday, November 17, 2008

private classes

paper nerds is now offering private lessons to groups. we provide supplies, instruction, and fun. classes are customized to fit your needs. we can come to you or you can come to us. groups of folks interested in learning paper craft may contact us to learn more!

gift cards for paper nerds classes...

paper nerds now has gift cards available for workshops and classes. each card has a unique scrap of paper attached and comes in a hand stamped envelope. contact us if you are interested in giving the gift of craft to someone special this holiday season.

star gazing

this is an example of a woven paper star made at our workshop this past sunday.
strips of paper used to weave the star ornaments...
folks put their production skills to work. the studio was transformed into a star factory.
a family of star makers...
students weaving away...

Thursday, November 6, 2008


we look forward to seeing you at these upcoming workshops!

december 7. paper marbling (cost: $45, class limited to 6)
january 22. long stitch binding (cost: $75, class limited to 7)
february 8. miniature books (cost: $50)
february 26. mixed media collage (cost: $40)
march 15. vegetable papers (cost: $75, class limited to 6)
april 5. gum bichromates (cost: $95, class limited to 6)

to register email or call 214.827.0200