Washi Basics Workshop Sept. 20

Zoe Moon Culbertson has been a member for a few months and is excited to share the papermaking knowledge she acquired while living in Japan. Newly back in the States, she is a practicing Shiatsu therapist www.shiatsumoon.com, translator, and papermaker.

Washi Basics Workshop

Sunday Sep 20 2-5 pm

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.

$65/person including materials

maximum participants limited to 4

book a spot by Friday Sep 18th


workshop updates


As usual I can accommodate any skill level to create a custom workshop. If there is enough interest i can also run a weekday series am or pm. Here are the workshops i am offering for the rest of August and September.

Papermaking and pulp painting for cards

Sunday August 23 1-4

Pulp painting is a great way to create decorated paper while retaining the matte surface of the paper. Different fibers are colored and added to the newly formed sheet (waterleaf). The paper is then dried and can be printed or used as is.

Water Based Paper Marbling

Sunday August 30 1-4

Learn water based marbling, this technique can be used to create patterned papers, or abstract designs. It is the art of painting on water, improvisation, color, and surface tension all play a part. There is a 15$ materials fee for this class (this includes paper).

Paper for Books

Two Thursdays September 17, and September 24 6pm- 9pm

Learn how to make paper for books, journals, and scrapbooking. The first Tuesday will cover basic papermaking techniques. The second Tuesday we will learn basic binding techniques to create books and journals made out of the previous weeks paper.

From pulp to print

weekend workshop Saturday September 26- Sunday September 27 1-4pm

Saturday basic papermaking will be covered with some thought given to final image creation. Sunday basic press-less printing techniques will be covered and students will create prints on the paper from Saturday.

July workshops

Have you ever wanted to create smooth handmade paper? Have you ever been curious about how there are so many different types of paper with distinct qualities and for distinct purposes? Sunday July 19 and/or July 26th I will be teaching a 3 hour papermaking workshop from 1-4. I will answer these questions and more with examples, demonstrations, and personal instruction. Basic sheet forming will be covered along with some pulp painting techniques. This is meant to be a beginning class but I can accommodate all levels. The class fee is 50.00 and includes materials, it will be held at the Boston Paper Collective 523 Medford Street second floor. Please e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com to reserve your spot. We are in the same building as the artists group of Charlestown their site has a map and directions.http://www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com/