We’ve given our event listings an overhaul for the new year, and you’ll see a brand new page in our site header: Event and Workshop Calendar. We’ve embedded the Boston Paper Collective’s calendar into the page, so you can start planning which of our regular workshops you’re interested in attending.
You may notice a slight change in what’s available, too. We’re scheduling short introductory workshops at a special low rate (only $125 for a full afternoon, and we provide the materials), as we’ve been doing for the last couple of years. And never fear – we will also add more advanced workshops and longer intermediate workshops as the year progresses!
For 2013, though, we’re adding special “open studio” nights and evening decorated paper workshops. Both of these are intended to be low-key, two-hour introductions to our space and some of the things we do – they’re only $40, and we’ll still be providing materials. During the “open studio” evenings, we’ll have a rotating selection of book-arts related things for you to try, depending on what we’re working on in the studios. It could be anything! During the decorated paper workshops, we’ll do paste paper, suminagashi, or whatever tickles our fancy. Feel free to come to more than one!
We’ll be updating the calendar with conferences and fairs that we’ll be attending, as well as travelling demos, so check back for updates.
I know this is getting long, but a few more quick notes about our workshops: we do ask that you register in advance. If there are no advance registrations for open studio or decorated paper nights, we reserve the right to lock up and leave early. Please visit our EventBrite site for registration details, or e-mail bostonpapercollective at gmail dot com with questions.
Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get a little messy. For papermaking workshops, our floors can get slippery, so wear shoes with good soles.
All workshops (unless otherwise noted) take place in our studios in Charlestown, which are easily accessible by public transportation. There is also parking available.