2012 Winter Schedule

There are 3 exciting papermaking workshops listed on our Current Workshops page. Be sure to check back often as we will be adding some letterpress printing workshops and events for February, and Pulp Painting in March. If you are interested in studio rental, marbling or having a papermaking workshop come to you  just e-mail  bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886 for more info.

 

 

Open Studios

We will be participating in the Charlestown Open Studios the weekend of Dec. 3 and 4 from 10-5 pm. Look for us on the second floor of 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, MA. Member artwork will be on display as well as paper and prints created at The Boston Paper Collective.  If you haven’t seen the studio yet this is the time, there will be studio tours and activities.

The Stove factory is a 8 minute walk from the Sullivan Station stop on the orange line. Buses from Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston pass through the Sullivan Square T station.  On and off street parking is available, the studio is 2 blocks away from 93. It is also a few blocks down the street from the bunker hill monument and museum.

Fall Schedule

Current Workshops

A few more workshops will be added, check out the current workshops page for the most up to date listings.

Open Papermaking
Come have fun making paper for your projects! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Thursdays
September 8, 22, and October 6
6-9 pm
60.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $120. )

Friday Open Papermaking
Make paper for your projects during the day! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Fridays Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11
12-5 pm
80.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $150. )

Water- based Marbling
Learn how to create marbled papers for books and fine art.
Taught by Melinda Kate Cross
Sunday October 2
12-5 pm
maximum 3 people
(private instruction also available by appointment)
150.

Introduction to Letterpress                                                                                                         Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday October 15
12-5 pm                                                                                                                                                  150.                                                                                                                                                      maximum 4 people

October 18-22 we will be at The Friends of Dard Hunter northeast regional conference in Pittsfield Mass. Melinda Cross will demonstrate marbling and we will have a table to sell small paper making moulds and papers

Washi: Japanese Papermaking
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. This Japanese Paper Arts Series will begin with the basics of washi and then make decorative papers, simple japanese journals and finally lamps. In this class, 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 or creating patterns with water (rakusui) will also be introduced. Workshop facilitator Zoe lived in Japan for 6 years and is a very experienced papermaker.                                                                                                     Saturday,  October 5                                                                                                                         1-5 pm                                                                                                                                                        150.                                                                                                                                                              max 6 people

Introduction to Letterpress                                                                                                         Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday November 12
12-5 pm                                                                                                                                                  150.                                                                                                                                                      maximum 4 people

Stove Factory Open Studios Dec. 3, and 4.                                                                            523 Medford Street Charlestown, MA                                                                                     Artists in our building will have their studios open and work prepared for sale. We will be running paper and print studio tours, activities, and have various types of paper and printed matter for sale.                                                                             Free event with refreshments.

Most paper takes 12 hours to dry in our restraint drying system. Your dry paper can be picked up at the studio or mailed.

sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886
Payment methods
We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and paypal
A $20. deposit or payment in full reserves your spot.

If you need to cancel;
Full Refund with 1 or more weeks notice
80% refund with 6 days or less notice

New workshops and the return of open papermaking

More classes and open studio days will be added in the future. Please contact us if you are interested in a custom class or one on one training. For membership information check out the membership page.

sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886

From Rags to Broadsides
In this 2 day workshop participants will learn how to turn rags into paper, and how to print using a vandercook sp20 on their dry paper.
Saturday 8/27 and Sunday 8/28
12-4 pm both days
maximum 5 people
250.

Open Papermaking
Come have fun making paper for your projects! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Monday August 22
6-9pm
60.00

Open Papermaking (hosted by guest artist Drew Matott)
Come have fun making paper for your projects! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Friday September 2
6-9pm
60.00

Open Papermaking
More fun making paper!
Come have fun making paper for your projects! Pulp included, basic papermaking help for beginners, studio time for the more advanced.
Custom prepared pulp available for purchase (must order 1 week in advance)
Thursdays
September 8, 22, and October 6
6-9pm
60.00 per session
(3 session tickets available for $120. )

Book Arts Meet and greet
Bring your finished and in-progress projects to this informal gathering.
Thursday 9/15
6-9 pm
Free! rsvp requested

Introduction to letterpress Canceled (email to be notified of rescheduled class)
Learn the basics of movable type letterpress printing.
Saturday 9/17
12-5 pm
maximum 4 people
150.

Water- based Marbling
Learn how to create marbled papers for books and fine art.
Taught by Melinda Kate Cross
Sunday 9/18
12-5 pm
maximum 3 people
(private instruction also available by appointment)
150.

sign up by e-mailing bostonpapercollective@gmail.com or call 617-863-0886
Payment methods
We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and paypal
A $20. deposit or payment in full reserves your spot.

If you need to cancel;
Full Refund with 1 or more weeks notice
80% refund with 6 days or less notice

Visit To The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

On Friday Daniela visited The Printing Office of Edes & Gill at The Clough House in Boston’s North End. Gary Gregory, the Executive Director and Print Master, demonstrated the old printing process of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal from 1755. Daniela had a behind the scenes look before Gary started his demonstration and got some inside info on how the colonial tools are prepared and used. Gary brings history into the present day and is quite passionate about being a historian.

Visit their website here: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Spring Peek Open Studios April 2

April 1, 2, and 3rd there is a lot going on in our building at 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, MA…..

Stove Factory Open Studios 2011 Spring Edition
Friday Events
Artists group of Charlestown Spring Show opening April 1 6-9pm

Edible Books hosted by the Boston Paper Collective 6-9pm
Saturday April 2
An eclectic mix of artist studios open on all 3 floors 11-6
Gallery open 1-5
Sunday April 3
Gallery open 1-5

Select studios open by appointment.

Winter Workshops

In addition to offering different levels of membership, and custom classes, we now offer open studio days for discounted space use. If you are interested e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com to schedule.

Open Papermaking Thursday March 10, 6:30-8pm Open papermaking is a social space that includes a vatt of pulp and some instruction. Please e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com if you plan to attend. There is a pay what you can policy at open papermaking with a suggested donation of $20.

Papermaking Basics Saturday March 12, 1-5pm Taught by Melinda Cross Introduction to making paper from rags. $80.

Washi Papermaking Sunday March 27, 1-5pm Taught by Zoe 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. Workshop facilitator lived in Japan for 6 years and is a very experienced papermaker. $80.

Pulp Printing Saturday April 9, 1-5pm Taught by Melinda Kate Cross       Paper pulp can be used to create an editionable image shortly after a new sheet is pulled. $80.

Spring Papermaking: Embeddings and inclusions Saturday April 16, 1-5 Taught by Zoe Culbertson                                                                                                             Cherry and Plum blossom petals mixed into pulp, making sheets of paper that capture the beauty of spring. $80.

e-mail bostonpapercollective@gmail.com to reserve a spot.