Imagery In, On, and Of Paper

with Bridget O’Malley
Saturdays: August 12 & 19; 10am–4pm CT

The connection between paper and print is obvious. What is often overlooked are the many possibilities of working imagery into the paper itself! In this in-person workshop, explore techniques of incorporating imagery into sheets of paper: watermarking, drawing, painting, dye coating, screen printing with colored pulps, low-relief casting onto linoleum blocks, resists, and more. Learn techniques for several processes in this two-day intensive papermaking workshop and come away with many, many samples, notes, and ideas for future projects and experimentations with imagery in, on, and with paper.

Wear clothing that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (i.e. rubber boots, garden clogs, etc.). Participants need to return to pick up their paper on Saturday 8/26 or later in The Shop at MCBA to allow the wet sheets of paper time to dry while pressed flat for a few days.

Please note that papermaking is a wet and physical process that involves repeated lifting and bending. Accommodations can be made for individuals with specific needs (please share these when registering) and we encourage all abilities to participate in ways that feel safe and comfortable.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or C

$294/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee
$147 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

Masks are strongly recommended for program participants working close to others in MCBA’s studios. See our Covid Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 8/7 at midnight (CT).