This workshop will introduce students to the art of making paste paper for all kinds of creations — books, wrapping paper, wall paper, wall hanging designs, and more (pretty much any use you can think of!)
Participants will learn methods to create decorative designs on paper using tools to manipulate paint in a cornstarch gel medium. Everybody will take home one or more finished pieces and complete knowledge and instructions for creating more projects at home.
Led by artist Elizabeth Solomon, she says “Making paste paper is fun and easy. If you loved finger painting as a child, this workshop is for you!”
All materials are included with a $10 materials fee to the instructor. Wear old clothes or bring a shirt or apron to cover clothing.
Elizabeth Beronich Solomon comes from a technical theatre background, working in major regional theaters throughout the country for 25 years. She brings those technical skills to her work in making unusual one-of-a-kind sculptural books.
Elizabeth takes inspiration from her insatiable interest in science, science fiction, and alternate histories/worlds/realities. Most of her books are visually based, preferring that the observer bring his/her own story/perception to the work, thereby creating a new interpretation, based upon the relationship created by the individual’s interaction with the artist via the work. She hopes these books draw the observer into the various worlds she has created.
Download registration form here for the February 2019 Exhibit Crossing Boundaries: The Art of the Book curated by Elizabeth Solomon.