Create custom decorated papers for your next book project!

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Marbled papers and decorated paste papers are great ways to infuse a custom color palette and design sense into book projects. Use them for endpapers, book covers, and boxes, or in other art practices like collage. This workshop will cover the basics, like how to prep paper and paints for each type of decoration and how to use tools specific to different designs.  Practice traditional designs like marbled chevrons, french curls, and thistles. There will also be plenty of time for experimentation, especially with paste papers. One day will be devoted to each type of decoration (marbling and paste) and students will end the weekend with a stash of custom papers ready to use in future projects and the skills needed to continue at home.

Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

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Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith

Richard Reitz Smith is the Book Arts Program Chair and Studio Manager at Maine Media. He is an artist trained as a graphic designer and excels in marrying traditional techniques with modern technology in the pursuit of all forms of book arts and letterpress printing.