Discover Printing with a Gelli Plate

Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bring Lunch!

Cost: $80 Includes All Materials

A $40 deposit is required to hold your space. This is non-refundable.

Decorative papers made by Claudia Lee using gelli plates.

If you’ve never tried mono-printing on a gelli plate but have always wanted to, this is for you!  This is such an amazing tool for creating complex prints on paper.

We will be focusing on printing layered, textured and beautifully patinaed surfaces to use as a foundation for other decorative techniques or just as it is.

This is like eating potato chips. You will keep coming back for more.

The class size is limited to 6 students.

Handspinning Paper and Plants

Saturday, March 18th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bring lunch!
Cost: $80 includes all materials
A $40 deposit is required to hold a space. This is non-refundable


Learn how to spin a beautiful 2-ply cord from an array of papers as well as from plants using your hands as the only tool! I will also demonstrate spinning paper on a spinning wheel for those who may want to try their hands at that.
An assortment of materials will be available to experiment with so that you will go home with a new skill and a set of inspiring samples.

The class size is limited to 6 students.

Hand spun paper created by Claudia Lee in her private studio.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Once or twice a year I offer a series of workshops in Papermaking, Boro Paper Making, Book Making, Stitched Box Making, Wax Resist, and other Decorative Papers and other paper-related classes.

If this doesn’t suit you, there is another option available.

I welcome individuals and small groups who want to come to the studio for a custom-designed class. I even do classes as part of birthday parties or other celebrations. Come with your family or friends for a day (or several) of creative play or serious study.

Suggestions for Private or Small Group Workshops at Liberty Paper

PAPERMAKING

  • Intro to papermaking /1-day
  • Setting up a studio /1-day
  • Boro-style papermaking / 2-day
  • papermaking for a personal project
  • Pigments & natural dyes / 2-day

MAKING ARTIST BOOKS (1-day workshops)

  • Ethiopian 2-needle Coptic
  • Origami Books
  • Japanese bindings
  • Mix of bindings
  • Strap-bound books
  • Concertinas & variations
  • Tunnel books

Wax Resist on Paper 1-day

Japanese Paste Papers 1-day

Hand-Stitched Paper Boxes 2-day

Japanese-Style Triangle Bags & Betty Bags 1-day

Stitching & Collage on Paper 1-day

Private Consultation/ hourly

Private Use of the Studio with Technical Support 

Cost for Workshops at Liberty Paper

Basic Workshops / $150 per day per person, Includes Materials

Private Consultation / $200 per hour , minimum of one hour

Private Use of the Studio with Technical Support / $150 per day per student, Materials Extra

The maximum number of students for papermaking is four (4) and for other workshops the maximum number of students is six (6). 

Exploring the Complexities of Decorative Papers

Date: April 9 – April 14, 2023
Discover how to make your own paper using natural abaca. Then, mix and layer products in a variety of decorative techniques to develop intricate patterns. From the simple to the complex, you will learn the process of transforming your work to new levels of interest and beauty. Use these new papers to construct books, bags, and other creative projects throughout the remainder of the week. Your creations will surprise and delight you! All levels are welcome.

A Bounty of Books

Date: July 9-14, 2023

In the Bag & Outside the Box 

Date: September 2023 in Ballarat, Australia


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