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Sunday June 09, 2013   Kozo and Color 10:00-4:00
Kozo fiber, the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree (Broussonetia papyrifera) makes beautiful, etherial yet strong papers, but is also a fascinating material in and of itself; its strands separate into luscious lace-like patterns and it takes on deep, vibrant color wonderfully. Come and see for yourself in this workshop where we will discuss methods for dyeing, and work with the fiber in both 2D and 3D applications.

Chicago based artist, Melissa Jay Craig, whose sculptural bookworks, paper sculptures and installations are exhibited internationally, will lead this workshop. Her wonderful mushroom books, (S)Edition, were exhibited at the Art of Handmade Paper Show at Featherstone Center for the Arts on the Vineyard last October. She is also a teacher who regularly offers courses and workshops at national arts centers including Paper and Book Intensive, the Center for Book Arts, Penland, Arrowmont, the Morgan Conservatory, Southwest School of Art and Women's Studio Workshop.

Participants should bring:
small objects to cast for 3D pieces
a flat piece of plexiglas or plastic, 8” x 10” or larger for 2D works
2-3 paintbrushes (NOT foam; bristle or fine synthetic); cheap bristle 'chip' brushes, available from hardware stores, work great.  We'll use these to apply starches and extra dyes; be aware that dyes will stain the bristles permanently).  1/2 inch to 1 inch widths should work well.
Optional: a bonefolder
                sharp scissors

Co-sponsored by Featherstone Center for the Arts

Instructor: Melissa Jay Craig
Fee: $85
$20 materials fee
Work Hours/Time: 10:00-4:00
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