Marbling Workshop

November 9-10, Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 8:30pm

$80

In this hands-on workshop we will make traditional and decorative papers with Turkish Marbling.  This process is fast and fun with unique results.   Papers can be used for calligraphy, origami, small gift-wrapping, note-cards, bookbinding.   Expect the Unexpected!

 


Drawing Together

November 2, Wednesday, 6-9

$20

Join us for a low-key experience to draw and continue to learn about media, composition, and observation. A masterpiece is not the goal but seeing and getting “into the zone” will be

 


Indigo Vat Drop-in Sessions

October 24 & 25, Monday and Tuesday afternoon

$30 for a 2-hour session

Appointments TBD

 

Continue to experience or try out indigo dyeing for the first time.  Fabric samples will be done (no full garments please, as that uses up the vat).  Fabric pieces must be “scoured” ahead of time, for cotton, linen, silk (directions will be sent to you).    We will do shibori folding and clamping for interesting patterns and surprises when revealed.   Appointment schedule TBD, registrants will be contacted to set up appointment times.


Small Boxes as Containers

October 18, Tuesday, 6-9pm

$60

Learn to craft a small box with lid using interesting decorative papers.  Develop bookbinding skills and play with your design choices as parts can be coordinated and contrasted for rich effects.  Bring a special item that will be contained inside.


Botanical Eco-Printing onto Paper & Fabric

October 11 & 12, Tuesday & Wednesday, 6-9pm

$75

As we move through the season, new plants can be tested to build on knowledge and variation.   For beginners and those with experience, we will discover and appreciate new affects from our natural environment.  Collecting flowers & leaves on the day of the workshop is best.


Pressure Printing with Stencils on the Letterpress

October 8, Saturday, 10 – noon

$30

 

Join in the renaissance of letterpress today, using the Constellation Studios vintage presses for quality and hands-on directness.  We will play with pressure printing, a unique printed “capture” of textures and patterns from stencils.


Cool & Wet! Papermaking with Hannah Demma

August 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday,  1 – 5

$80

Make beautiful handmade paper with fun and experimental ways to add interest, designs, multi-colors.  Learn about the beater and various kinds of pulp, and how these effect the paper sheets that inspire further drawing, calligraphy, printing, and bookmaking.


Mokuhanga– Japanese water-base woodcut printmaking

Experience the beautiful technique of Japanese style design and woodblock carving.   Printing is by hand with the baren and gives delicate color effects and gradient blending.  Multiple blocks are planned to line up with the kento registration system.  Keeping it “simple” will give us an introduction and cultural engagement with a worldwide aesthetic phenomenon.

August   5-6-7

Friday 6-8, introduction and demo

Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10 – 4

$170


Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

July 26, Tuesday, 6-9pm

$60

Another binding structure with historic precedent, that shows a chain stitch on the spine, and opens flat, with hard covers.  Increase your experiences and skills with this classic and popular book for practical use and personalized decorative possibilities.


Long-Stitch Bookbinding

July 12, Tuesday, 6-9pm

$60

Make a tactile and practical journal with useful pages that open flat.   This book feels nice in the hand, and shows off stitching up the spine.  Interesting papers and covers will be selected.


Color Woodcut Workshop 2022

This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities for the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker……

“inventive, contemporary, creative methods, great registration system!”

Explore cutting techniques, use of oil-base inks and water-base inks,

and printing by hand as well as the press.

Individual discoveries, aahhh moments, collaborative atmosphere

in a beautiful studio.   For all levels.   $600

If /when this workshop is full, please contact karen@constellation-studios.net for your interest, for waiting list, or possible additional workshop TBD.