March 15, 2014 Intro to papermaking workshop 1-4pm

Three kinds of paper made by our extremely productive intern.
We have received some requests for beginning level or refresher classes so we added one in March and may add one in April. The paper studio has some nice new moulds and felts to work with this year.

Learn how to create your own unique sheets of (Western-style) paper. We’ll start by making a pulp using our Oracle beater, and then pull sheets. We’ll do a few plain sheets so you can get the hang of it, and then explore the possibilities of handmade paper until we run out of material.

Eventbrite - Intro to Papermaking

Paper does need to dry overnight in our restraint system, so plan to come back to retrieve your dry sheets. If you won’t be able to make it back to the studio, bring a flat-rate envelope with postage so we can mail it to you.

Wear comfortable shoes with good soles — our floor can get slippery. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting wet.

Email bostonpapercollective@gmail.com with any questions.

We will require a minimum of four people to run the class. If not enough people sign up, we’ll refund you. If you must cancel for any reason, contact us at least 48 hours before the class is scheduled to run.

Open Studios Dec. 7 and 8, 10-5pm

Come visit the Stove Factory Studios Dec. 7 and 8, from 10 to 5 pm artists will have their studios open on all 3 floors. We will have paper, prints, and books for sale. If you haven’t seen the studios yet it’s also a great chance to check out the equipment and talk about projects.

For more information on the other artists in the building visit the Artist Group of Charlestown website http://www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com/

Lamp making workshop with Helen Hiebert 2/18 & 2/19

 Handmade paper is a wonderful and light material for use in creating low-relief and three-dimensional objects. By using embedded wire, string, and reed between sheets of high shrinkage abaca the paper has a structural form for building. After creating the embedded paper the first day, students will return to the studio on day two to find the paper magically transformed and will learn ways to further manipulate the dry sheets into forms ranging from lamps and lanterns to low-relief  and three-dimensional sculptural objects. We will experiment with glue, thread, wire and other fasteners to create unique objects.
250$ including materials
 
sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com going to http://bostonpapercollective.eventbrite.com/ or calling 617-863-0886

2012 Winter Schedule

There are 3 exciting papermaking workshops listed on our Current Workshops page. Be sure to check back often as we will be adding some letterpress printing workshops and events for February, and Pulp Painting in March. If you are interested in studio rental, marbling or having a papermaking workshop come to you  just e-mail  bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886 for more info.

 

 

Open Studios

We will be participating in the Charlestown Open Studios the weekend of Dec. 3 and 4 from 10-5 pm. Look for us on the second floor of 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, MA. Member artwork will be on display as well as paper and prints created at The Boston Paper Collective.  If you haven’t seen the studio yet this is the time, there will be studio tours and activities.

The Stove factory is a 8 minute walk from the Sullivan Station stop on the orange line. Buses from Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston pass through the Sullivan Square T station.  On and off street parking is available, the studio is 2 blocks away from 93. It is also a few blocks down the street from the bunker hill monument and museum.

Fall Schedule

Current Workshops

A few more workshops will be added, check out the current workshops page for the most up to date listings.

Open Papermaking
Come have fun making paper for your projects! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Thursdays
September 8, 22, and October 6
6-9 pm
60.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $120. )

Friday Open Papermaking
Make paper for your projects during the day! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Fridays Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11
12-5 pm
80.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $150. )

Water- based Marbling
Learn how to create marbled papers for books and fine art.
Taught by Melinda Kate Cross
Sunday October 2
12-5 pm
maximum 3 people
(private instruction also available by appointment)
150.

Introduction to Letterpress                                                                                                         Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday October 15
12-5 pm                                                                                                                                                  150.                                                                                                                                                      maximum 4 people

October 18-22 we will be at The Friends of Dard Hunter northeast regional conference in Pittsfield Mass. Melinda Cross will demonstrate marbling and we will have a table to sell small paper making moulds and papers

Washi: Japanese Papermaking
An introduction to the art of making Japanese paper, called Washi, from kozo fiber (Paper Mulberry) using traditional methods. Washi is an extremely strong paper and can be used for calligraphy, printmaking, painting, shoji screens, scrolls, lamps, books and all kinds of unique projects. This Japanese Paper Arts Series will begin with the basics of washi and then make decorative papers, simple japanese journals and finally lamps. In this class, a brief background of Japanese paper will be followed by hands on papermaking as students prepare the vat, form sheets and press them in this one day workshop. Some decorative techniques, such as embedding or creating patterns with water (rakusui) will also be introduced. Workshop facilitator Zoe lived in Japan for 6 years and is a very experienced papermaker.                                                                                                     Saturday,  October 5                                                                                                                         1-5 pm                                                                                                                                                        150.                                                                                                                                                              max 6 people

Introduction to Letterpress                                                                                                         Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday November 12
12-5 pm                                                                                                                                                  150.                                                                                                                                                      maximum 4 people

Stove Factory Open Studios Dec. 3, and 4.                                                                            523 Medford Street Charlestown, MA                                                                                     Artists in our building will have their studios open and work prepared for sale. We will be running paper and print studio tours, activities, and have various types of paper and printed matter for sale.                                                                             Free event with refreshments.

Most paper takes 12 hours to dry in our restraint drying system. Your dry paper can be picked up at the studio or mailed.

sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886
Payment methods
We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and paypal
A $20. deposit or payment in full reserves your spot.

If you need to cancel;
Full Refund with 1 or more weeks notice
80% refund with 6 days or less notice