Monday, November 16, 2009

printed paper...



here are some examples of the lovely prints made during our workshop this weekend. thanks to the talented artists that attended!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

go:::gocco:::go



gocco prints and diy screen printing:
make cards and gift tags for the holiday season...
nov. 15. gocco prints and diy screen printing (cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door-class limit of 6). these postcards were silk screen printed during our last workshop...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

paper lanterns:
just in time for a spooky halloween, or a festive thanksgiving...
oct.25. paper lanterns (cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door)
the above lanterns are almost finished...
gocco prints and diy screen printing:
make cards and gift tags for the holiday season...
nov. 15. gocco prints and diy screen printing (cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door-class limit of 6). these postcards were silk screen printed during our last workshop...
pulp ornaments and paper stars:
for decorating your tree and making packages pretty...
dec. 6. pulp ornaments and paper stars (cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door)
paper sculptures:
make paper flowers and explore 3-dimensional paper objects...
jan. 31. paper sculptures (cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door)
coptic binding:
explore this beautiful exposed sewing book structure...
feb. 28. coptic binding (cost: $75 in advance, $80 at the door)

flip books: SEE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST (we will make more advanced books, just playinb around in the video below!
ANIMATION is fun...
march 28. flip books (cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door)
marbling:
swirls of color on beautiful papers...
april. 25. marbling (cost: $60 in advance, $65 at the door)
screen printing and stamping:
learn to screen fabric and paper...easy and fun!
may 23. screen printing and stamping ($50 in advance, $55 at the door)


video

homemade

the diy beauty products class was super. we love our coconut and lavender deodorant!

dallas observer best of award!!!

Best Way to Find Your Inner Artist

Art shouldn't be scary. Even if a person hasn't been creative since preschool finger-painting, making art (granted, not necessarily good art) can be as easy as making a beautiful piece of paper or printing a simple design. The owners and proprietors of The Center for Art Conservation, Shannon Driscoll Phillips and Tish Brewer, want to share the joy of creation, one fun workshop at a time. Through their Paper Works by Paper Nerds series, the paper conservators and paper artists aim to "promote the exploration of paper art and craft" through hands-on lessons on cyanotypes, fold books, long-stitch binding, collage, paper ornaments, paste paper and marbling, silk-screen printing and more. Prices range from $30 to $95 for a four-hour class, and the proof that anyone can be an artist is in the pretty paper.

Dallas Observer, September 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

flag books

we had a super class this weekend. thanks to all who attended. above is a pretty in pink flag book.
welcome to my tee-pee...
tee-pee interior...
asian inspired flag book
the beginning of a flag book...pre-flags.
snails and scales...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

new workshops...

FLAG BOOKS!!!
aug. 23 (cost: $45 in advance, $50 at the door)

because homemade is better...
sept. 20. homemade beauty products (cost: $60 in advance, $65 at the door)

just in time for a spooky halloween, or a festive thanksgiving...
oct.25. paper lanterns (cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door)

make cards and gift tags for the holiday season...
nov. 15. gocco prints and diy screen printing
(cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door-class limit of 6)

for decorating your tree and making packages pretty...
dec. 6. pulp ornaments and paper stars (cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

!!!FLAG BOOKS!!!

flag books look complicated and intricate, but they are simple to make. please join us on sunday, august 23 from 1 to 4ish. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. email or call if you would like to register for this class!

Monday, August 3, 2009

cut and paste...

we had a great class this weekend. above is an envelope book with hard covers...
lovely fold books...
paper business card holders...
envelope and fold book with marbled papers
business card holder...

Monday, July 27, 2009

envelope and fold books workshop

our up coming workshop will explore fold and envelope book structures. the variations are endless and the opportunity for creativity is boundless. here are a few samples of what we will make. above and below are triangle fold books made with paste paper hardcovers...
open triangle books....
make a business card holder with lovely papers...
these little books make super cute gifts and organizers for ephemera, cards, and keepsakes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

gocco and diy silk screen printing...

tish printed this card...
a group of shannon's tee pee post cards...silk screen printed!
kim's gocco book plates...
drying rack...
tee-pee clothing for kids...
tempest's gocco design...
cool class...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

go:::gocco:::go


print gocco is a japanese color screenprinting system developed in 1977 by noboru hayama. resembling a toy, the compact and self-contained printer is clean, quick and easy to use. at one time, nearly every third household in japan owned a gocco. In the 1990’s, print gocco slowly started to develop a following in the indi-craft movement, gaining notoriety as a cost-effective and efficient method of printing multiples. in 2005, just as gocco seemed to be building momentum in the west, the plug was pulled. riso corp.-the parent company of print gocco, claimed a sharp decrease in sales due to increased use of home computers was to blame.

but die hard fans of gocco have kept the dream alive. we invite you to celebrate the gocco with us on july 19th from 1-4. the cost of the class is $95.00 in advance or $100.00 at the door. each student will be provided with a screen, inks, and tons of paper. students will be allowed to print multiples of a design on heavy stock paper...gocco factory style.

we will also explore other printing techniques as well.

check out this website to learn more!

http://www.savegocco.com/what-is-gocco/

Monday, June 8, 2009

blueprints = cyantoypes = yay!!!

photogram on cotton created by jennifer d.
photogram
cyanotype workshop!!!!!!
date: sunday 14 june 2009
1:00 am - 4:00 pm

cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door
cost includes all materials, chemicals, and notes. priority will be given to those who register early. please email us to register.
the cyanotype process:
the cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by john herschel in 1842 and has remained virtually unchanged since its invention.
class objective:
the class will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process. students will learn how to mix chemicals to make sensitizing solutions and application techniques for coating various papers, fabric, and wood (experimentation is encouraged). images may be created from film, transparencies and/or glass plate negatives. photograms may be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, stencils, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed for photograms). most of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes.
this workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience.

flour paste + paper = fiesta!!!

cynthia's alien pinata...
amanda's paper peony
john's skull and other creations
what, what...
skull!
tish's color explotion