New workshops Fall/Winter

IMG_0586 We have added a bunch of new workshop for the fall/winter season. Check out the Current workshops page to see them all. There is still space in the Japanese Papermaking workshop Sunday September 20th. This is a highly recommended workshop since participants will have the opportunity to use a Japanese mould, and learn from an instructor with a wealth of experience in this medium. If you would like to reserve a space e-mail

We also have a few evening and weekend classes available. The Sampler will be a great chance to create a journal, cards or fine art. We are excited to offer marbling classes with Melinda Cross, an artist pushing the boundaries of marbling to create both figurative and abstract works. Her work can be seen in our links section.

The BPC also rents out studio space to artists working in paper, and custom classes for small groups.

Here is a selection of the workshops this month, for more check out the Current workshops page.

Washi Basics Workshop
space still available!
Sunday September 20th 2-5pm
guest instructor Zoe Moon 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.
$65/person including materials
maximum participants limited to 4
please book a spot by Friday September 18th

From Pulp to Print
weekend workshop Saturday September 26- and 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.
120/ per person including materials
Limited to 5

Marbling Workshop
Thursday September 24 5:30-8:30 pm
Marbling has been called many things, painting on water, floating clouds, aqueous mono print, marblizing. There are also many different variations, waterbased on carrageenan, sumi ink on water, oil on water acrylics on methylcellouse. In this workshop participants will explore water-based marbling on carrageenan which yields the most control possible in the medium. Experimentation will be encouraged, patterns as well as figurative techniques will be demonstrated.
65/per person including materials

Wednesday Night Sampler
October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 5th   6-8pm
Each week a new technique will be introduced. Over the 5 weeks we will explore papermaking, pulp painting, marbling, press-less printing, and basic book binding or assemblage. The papermaking workshop will teach basic sheet forming, the basis for so many other techniques. In the pulp painting week, students will paint with colored pulp, a fast way to add color for prints, cards or books to a new sheet of paper. The next two sessions will focus on surface decoration, creating abstract patterns with marbling, and text or image through printing. The last week brings everything together into a book, cards, or assemblage, finishing techniques will be demonstrated. This workshop can accommodate beginners through intermediate.
250/ per person including materials
Limited to 6 people