Day One: Paste and Decorative Art Papers with Ginna Cullen
Paste papers are fun and decorative art papers used for a variety of paper crafts including bookbinding, gift wrapping, card making, collage, and more!  Made with a technique of surface painting with an acrylic paste mixture, paste papers have multi-dimensionality – a 3-D effect on a 2-D piece of paper.  Using a variety of tools and papers (Tyvek, slick surface, tracing, drawing, and more – feel free to bring paper of your own to try!),  participants will experiment with single and multiple layers of decoration and conclude the day with 15 – 20 individual sheets of decorative papers.  These papers form the “text” of the mini-books made in the next day’s Stiff Leaf Binding class.

Day Two:  Stiff Leaf Binding with Jane Freeman
Stiff leaf binding is a rigid no-sew bookbinding method in which folded sheets of paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid little book. Think children’s board books!  This binding is ideal for artist book projects as each sheet of paper is a complete, seamless two-page spread with no stitching breaking up the page gutter.  Participants will use paste papers from the previous day’s workshop to complete two stiff leaf binding books with linen and paper covers.  Participants will also experiment with cover decoration.

Workshop Details:
Book Arts Workshop: Two-day Paste Paper and Stiff-leaf Binding Classes
Instructors: Ginna Cullen (Paste Paper) and Jane Freeman (Day Two)
Day/Date/Time: Thursday and Friday, August 4 & 5, 2022 (10 AM– 4:00 PM)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center
Fee for Two Day Workshop: $240 members, $270 nonmembers (fees include $25 for materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #080422 (must use non-member price).
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use
For information about the class, registration, or Center programs: 
Garrett Queen <>
Workshop registration closes July 29, 2022

COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants will be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Your record of vaccination may be obtained at COVID 19 Vaccination Request Portal (please have vaccination proof available
Evolving CDC and UVA COVID guidelines may require that participants be masked if working close to others. (bring your masks)
Should public health guidelines change, and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety.

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