New workshops and the return of open papermaking

More classes and open studio days will be added in the future. Please contact us if you are interested in a custom class or one on one training. For membership information check out the membership page.

sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886

From Rags to Broadsides
In this 2 day workshop participants will learn how to turn rags into paper, and how to print using a vandercook sp20 on their dry paper.
Saturday 8/27 and Sunday 8/28
12-4 pm both days
maximum 5 people
250.

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)
Monday August 22
6-9pm
60.00

Open Papermaking (hosted by guest artist Drew Matott)
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)
Friday September 2
6-9pm
60.00

Open Papermaking
More fun making paper!
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
6-9pm
60.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $120. )

Book Arts Meet and greet
Bring your finished and in-progress projects to this informal gathering.
Thursday 9/15
6-9 pm
Free! rsvp requested

Introduction to letterpress Canceled (email to be notified of rescheduled class)
Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday 9/17
12-5 pm
maximum 4 people
150.

Water- based Marbling
Learn how to create marbled papers for books and fine art.
Taught by Melinda Kate Cross
Sunday 9/18
12-5 pm
maximum 3 people
(private instruction also available by appointment)
150.

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

Visit To The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

On Friday Daniela visited The Printing Office of Edes & Gill at The Clough House in Boston’s North End. Gary Gregory, the Executive Director and Print Master, demonstrated the old printing process of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal from 1755. Daniela had a behind the scenes look before Gary started his demonstration and got some inside info on how the colonial tools are prepared and used. Gary brings history into the present day and is quite passionate about being a historian.

Visit their website here: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Spring Peek Open Studios April 2

April 1, 2, and 3rd there is a lot going on in our building at 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, MA…..

Stove Factory Open Studios 2011 Spring Edition
Friday Events
Artists group of Charlestown Spring Show opening April 1 6-9pm

Edible Books hosted by the Boston Paper Collective 6-9pm
Saturday April 2
An eclectic mix of artist studios open on all 3 floors 11-6
Gallery open 1-5
Sunday April 3
Gallery open 1-5

Select studios open by appointment.

Winter Workshops

In addition to offering different levels of membership, and custom classes, we now offer open studio days for discounted space use. If you are interested e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com to schedule.

Open Papermaking Thursday March 10, 6:30-8pm Open papermaking is a social space that includes a vatt of pulp and some instruction. Please e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com if you plan to attend. There is a pay what you can policy at open papermaking with a suggested donation of $20.

Papermaking Basics Saturday March 12, 1-5pm Taught by Melinda Cross Introduction to making paper from rags. $80.

Washi Papermaking Sunday March 27, 1-5pm Taught by Zoe Culbertson     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. 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 pressed fall leaves or creating patterns with water (rakusui) will also be introduced. Workshop facilitator lived in Japan for 6 years and is a very experienced papermaker. $80.

Pulp Printing Saturday April 9, 1-5pm Taught by Melinda Kate Cross       Paper pulp can be used to create an editionable image shortly after a new sheet is pulled. $80.

Spring Papermaking: Embeddings and inclusions Saturday April 16, 1-5 Taught by Zoe Culbertson                                                                                                             Cherry and Plum blossom petals mixed into pulp, making sheets of paper that capture the beauty of spring. $80.

e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Open Papermaking Thursday Jan 13th 5:30

Happy New Year!

While the final touches are being made to the 2011 Calender we have open Papermaking this Thursday January 13th from 5:30-8 to kick things off. Come make paper for new years cards or just to learn a new skill. This weeks pulp will be a rag and recycled printmaking paper mix. It should be crisp but also have some body and flexibility. Please e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com if you plan to attend. There is a pay what you can policy at open papermaking with a suggested donation of $20.

Open Papermaking night Dec. 14

Our monthly open papermaking night is next Tuesday Dec. 14th from 6:30-8:30. Come learn about a new medium or use the studio for a discounted rate just a 20$ suggested donation! It’s a great way to make some last-minute holiday cards. Please rsvp by sending an e-mail to bostonpapercollective@gmail.com

Pictures from the stove factory building open studios;

Open Studios Dec. 4 and 5, 10-5

The Boston Paper Collective, Artists group of Charlestown, and many independent artists working in Charlestown, Ma will have their studios Open this weekend December 4, and 5 from 10-5. Our Paper Studio is located on the second floor of the Stove Factory building at 523 Medford Street, Charlestown MA. We will have demos, marbled papers, jewelry, letter-press printed books, and fine art on view. Come check out the studio and see some of our recent projects!