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July 2015
$285

Islamic Papermaking

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July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Morgan Conservatory is pleased to offer, for the first time ever, Islamic Papermaking. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Islamic-style papermaking, and its role in the history of papermaking. Workshop participants will get a close look at the fiber (hemp) used during the workshop and learn about its use and preparation. In this three-day in-depth look at the Islamic papermaking technique, students will make their own stack of handmade paper and learn simple surface finishing techniques that will…

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$235

The Multi-Accordion

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July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Book artists are introduced to a fascinating structure that binds multiple accordion folds together into an elaborate honeycomb format. A truly flexible binding with limitless variations, it allows for experimentation with dimension, perspective and visual effect. The multi-accordion can accommodate folds of different heights, lengths, and shapes, simple pop-up features and cut-out windows. It can be viewed multiple ways and directions; a structure that begs for interactivity with the reader.

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$195

The Artist’s Sample Book

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July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Most artists love to collect scraps of paper and other ephemera that end up in boxes, piles, drawers or haphazard storage. In this class, you will learn versatile bindings to organize and display these treasured pieces. Each binding will offer a different way of considering its contents and structure, whether samples are tucked into a pocket, tipped onto a page, or sewn permanently into the body of the book. Aimee will share her own sample books, which she has been…

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$235

Pulp Imaging-Stencils, Drawing, Painting

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July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Paper art created by Andrea Peterson.

Pigmented cotton fiber is emphasized as a medium to use for drawing, stenciling and painting. Using finely beaten and pigmented cotton, students will use basic tools and techniques to create pulp images. Images are created through the controlling and layering of pulp with veiling and block outs. Students will leave the workshop with multiple sheets of handmade paper that are ready for further transformation or can be works of art on their own.

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$375

Metal for Book Artists

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July 25 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Explore the wonders of working with metal as an alternative material in bookbinding. Core metalsmithing and jewelry skills are taught as a means to transform this raw material into a unique finished book. Learn how to accelerate the oxidation process and create an array of patinas to achieve dramatic results. The historic long stitch will be used to bind on a leather spine with metal covers. Students will complete one book, have process samples and make the core tools for…

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$265

Papermaking with Local Plant Fibers

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July 25 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Modified Asian techniques and local plant materials are explored as a means for papermaking in this workshop. Using minimal equipment and facilities, emphasis will be placed on creative use of materials and problem solving to make unique handmade paper using sustainable methods and materials that do not harm the environment. The instructor will introduce techniques that she has developed from her experience as an artist in residence in Taiwan, Japan, Tanzania, Indonesia, Nepal, Brazil, Thailand, China, England and the Philippines…

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$395

The Historic Book-Late Gothic Binding on Wooden Boards

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July 30 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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In the wake of the introduction of the printing press in the mid-15th century, bookbinders looked for ways to streamline the binding of the flood of new books being printed. The Late Gothic Binding on Wooden Boards was one of the structures developed in this turbulent period. In this four-day workshop, students will use a herringbone stitch to sew a textblock on double cords, sew silk endbands and shape, sand and attach the boards. Brass clasps will be made and…

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August 2015
$265

Marbling on Paper

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August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Marbled papers created by Steve Pittelkow.

Learn every aspect of paper marbling! Steve Pittelkow, one of the country’s best known marbling artists, will walk you through basic and advanced patterns of historic and contemporary origin. You’ll leave the class with marbled papers, information and the experience needed to set up marbling in your studio, home or classroom.

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$385

Natural Dyes in Bookmaking

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August 8 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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The Natural Dyes in Bookmaking workshop will focus on the processes for dyeing thread and flax case paper with natural dyes, followed by in-depth instruction on using these materials to create unique long and link stitch bindings. In addition to being taught step-by-step methods for dyeing materials by hand, students will also explore seemingly endless template variations possible with these bindings to create one-of-a-kind exposed spine stitching.

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$285

From Plants to Pages-A Garden Sampler Book

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August 8 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Book and paper artist Kerri Cushman teaches this experimental papermaking class that focuses on the use of natural plant fibers, such as milkweed, iris, day lily, hosta and carrot tops, to create conventional and unconventional papers. In the class, students will discover how to play with pulp and make useful paper with low-tech methods yielding high-end results. Interested in native species, gardening, ecology and art? This is the class for you!

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$485

All About the Bark-Unusual Techniques with Kozo and Color

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August 12 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Kozo fiber, the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, is grown at the Morgan and makes beautiful, ethereal yet strong traditional papers and objects. It is also a fascinating material in and of itself. Its strands separate into luscious, lace-like patterns and it takes on a deep, vibrant color wonderfully; it can be cast over objects and layered for strength, pounded into heavy sheets, or used to make delicate bark drawings. Bark lace can be incorporated into collage and…

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$195

The Decorated Spine

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August 22 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Embroidery bindings on books by Debra Eck.

Combine the craft of bookbinding with the aesthetics of traditional embroidery to create works of art! International artist Debra Eck will teach students three embroidered bindings, from the simple to the more complex. Demonstrations will take students through the process of translating simple cross stitch and embroidery patterns into a functional art binding. Each participant will leave with a complete set of binding diagrams created by the group and a finished sample of their own binding design.

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$165

Rust, Bleach, Burn, and Stain: Surface Design Techniques on Paper

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August 22 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Works on paper created by Clair Murray Adams.

Learn how to individualize the papers used for collage, drawing or printmaking with techniques that complement the beauty of good paper. Clare Murray Adams will teach you to create rust marks and bleach designs, burn and brand paper, and you will try your hand at staining processes that will leave each paper with a unique and personalized surface.

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$195

What a Relief-An Exploration of Printmaking on Edge

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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The structure of this workshop is to challenge students to explore personal sketches through the stylistic lens of relief prints carved in Shina plywood, wax plates and other alternative materials. Bring ideas and sketches to class so they can be explored, deconstructed and reconstituted throughout this process. The etching presses, brayers, rubbing spoons, chisels, gouges, knives and electric tools will be creatively used to create unique prints. This workshop offers technical processes, access to equipment, constructive critique and an environment…

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$195

Advanced Western Papermaking

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Students who have prior experience in papermaking have the opportunity to refine their technique in this two-day Advanced Western Papermaking class. Build upon your understanding of papermaking to explore the diversity of different paper fibers and the versatility of this process for limited edition works of art. Focus will be placed on using stencils, ready-mades and custom made copper ribbon layouts to create fine art editions in handmade paper. This workshop is for those who have taken our Introduction to…

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$185

Box Making with French Cartonnage Techniques-The Tea Caddy

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Students will have the opportunity to build a multi-compartmental Tea Caddy using the traditional French art of Cartonnage. Decorative paper, book board, trim and cartonnettes will be added for an elegant interior, and a hinged lid with a glass insert finishes off the box. Although this two-day workshop is an advanced structure, basic box making techniques are taught and practiced throughout the class.

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September 2015
$415

Doors, Drawers & Windows-Making an Interactive Paper House

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September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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This fun and unique workshop will focus on the mechanics of doors, drawers and windows as an integral part of an interactive box structure. Working from excellent models and clear instructions, several techniques will be explored for making hinged doors, drawers that slide easily and windows made from unusual materials. These elements can hide and house words, objects, drawings, small books and more.

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$95

Your Slipcase is Showing

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September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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A slipcase is a three-sided box made to cover and protect a book. Too often, slipcases supplied with commercial books are flimsy and the structures don’t hold up over time, earning them a bad reputation. But a well-built slipcase with wrapper can be as strong and protective as a clamshell box and offers another way to decorate a book. In this one-day workshop, students will construct their own slipcase with wrapper and learn variations on the structure such as the…

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