This weekend!

This weekend (December 1 & 2) is the annual Stove Factory Open Studios! We’ll be here from 10-5 both days.

This is your chance to come see everything we’ve been working on (and the rest of the building, too, while you’re at it).

The print shop looks fantastic, thanks to a recent reorganization. We’ll be printing postcards on the SP-20, and we might even bring something out on the Vandercook 2 (on loan from Mike Dacy of Repeat Press) … come find out!

Check out the Artist’s Group of Charlestown for more information. (The highlights: our address is 528 Medford Street; we’re a five minute walk from the Sullivan T stop; the building does have parking, if you want to drive!)

 

Winter special workshops

It’s getting dark really early, and retail establishments have already started gearing up for winter holidays. Winter is coming, and we’re offering a selection of classes to brighten those long dark days. We’re offering these classes at significantly reduced cost as a seasonal special — and they’re a little shorter and less formal than our usual classes — to encourage you to come try more than one!

Intro Papermaking: Saturday, 8 December; $40

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We make paper with all kinds of things: canvas rags, blue jeans, t-shirts, the bags coffee beans get shipped in, prepared sheet pulp. We’ll prepare a batch of fiber — whatever we’re in the mood for — and show you how to make sheets. Then we’ll play with the pulp until it’s gone. Dress for a wet and potentially messy process – and wear closed-toe shoes with good soles. Our floors can get slippery!

Accordion books: Sunday, 9 December: $40

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’ll make a simple accordion book with a folded non-adhesive cover, for notes or drawings or whatever you like. We’ll provide sufficient materials for each student to create one book.

Paper Marbling, suminagashi-style: Sunday, 16 December; $40

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We do a lot of marbling at the studio. This style, based on Japanese suminagashi (although with modern materials and some simplifications!), is simple to get the hang of and produces fabulous results. We’ll introduce you to the process and let you loose with paper to cover with spectacular designs.

All workshops are limited to 8 participants. Visit our Eventbrite page for tickets and directions to the studio.

Contact us at bostonpapercollective@gmail.com with questions.