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 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

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!

Open Vatt night Tuesday Sept. 14

Thanks to everyone who stopped by this weekend at the Boston Ahts Festival, and Art in The Park it was great to share art and papermaking!

This has been a busy week, and tonight is our Open Vatt night / Studio Sale. From 6:30 – 8:30 tonight come to the studio to make paper, share art and ideas, and this week only check out frames, papers and other art supplies for sale.

suggested donation is $20 for papermaking but all are welcome.

August 13, 14 open papermaking, and demos in Union Square, Somerville.

There will be open papermaking at the studio this Friday August 13th 6:30- 8:30. This is a donation based event, suggested donation 20$. Bring friends who might be interested and in general feel free to talk all things paper arts. Please rsvp by e-mailing so there is enough pulp for everyone.

Saturday August 14th there is still room left in the veggie paper class, but e-mail by Thursday August 12 to secure a spot.

Saturday August 14th, there will also be a BPC booth at the Union Square Main Street’s paper party, a specialty market with a focus on paper. Melinda will be selling some of her papers, displaying her Fine Art marbling, and doing demonstrations. The market is from 3-7, and one day only in the heart of Union square, Somerville, MA.

Summer Workshops

For descriptions on the workshops check out the Current Workshops page.


11 Open Vat Night 6:30-8:30 pm

16 Open Studios 11-5

19 Veggie Paper I 2-5 pm

20 Museum of Printing Print Fair (we will be demonstrating papermaking) in N. Andover

23 Open Studios 11-5

26 Pulp Painting Intro 10-2

30 Open Studio 11-5


7 Open Studio 11-5

9 Open Vat Night 6:30-8:30 pm

10 Veggie Paper II 2-5 pm

11 Cyanotype Prints 2-4 pm

12 Paper Intensive 10-2

13 Paper Intensive 10-2

14 Paper Intensive 10-2 (no Open Studio)

19 Marbling Intro 6:30-8:30 pm

21 Open Studio 11-5

28 Open Studio 11-5


4 Open Studio 11-5

11 Open Studio 11-5

13 Open Vat Night 6:30-8:30 pm

14 Veggie Paper III 2-5 pm

15 Advanced Pulp Painting 2-5 pm

28 Text and Image in/on Paper 10-2

29 Text and Image in/on Paper 10-2

Local Classes

We can always develop a custom workshop or offer one on one instruction, but the workshop offerings for May/June will be a bit stalled due to a large project.

The Open Vat night this month is this friday May 14th at 6:30, as always feel free to stop by for refreshments, and a free and open atmosphere to pull some sheets and talk about projects. This month there will also be an opening reception of photographs by Tamara Melcher on the first floor.

Mass Art is running 2 one week continuing education workshops in June. These should be very good intensive classes, they are taught by Drew Mattot.The first class is a fundamentals class open to all levels and the second class covers more advanced techniques.

3DFB205 From Fiber to Paper: Breaking the Pattern and Undoing the Weave

3DFB207 Paper Pulp as Artists Media

Drew  Matott is a book artist, printmaker, the co-founder of several papermaking studios and projects, including the Green Door Studio and the Combat Paper Project (