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 a birthday party or other celebration. Come with your family or friends for a day (or several) of creative play or serious study.

EMAIL ME AT libertypapermaking@gmail.com or
call 615-536-5151 to set up your personal class.

Stay in the area for classes or the Studio Tour! Receive a 15% discount for the month of October at CENTER HILL CHALETS . Send inquiries to centerhillchalets@gmail.com.

COMING THIS SUMMER TO LIBERTY PAPER!

Image shows examples of paper from the color class.

HANDMADE PAPER: THE COLOR CLASS

July 12 - 14, 2019
10:00 - 4:00
$475 (includes materials)
Liberty Paper
1618 Cripps Road Liberty, TN 37095

$75 non-refundable deposit

4 student minimum - 6 student maximum

There are many ways to add color to paper. Join Claudia Lee and Matthew English at Liberty Paper Studio as we explore colorful handmade papers. We will be working with a range of beautiful pigments and some surprising natural dyes. Explore mixing and adding pigments and dyes to pulp as well as applying pigments and dyes by dipping, brushing, and spraying. Toward the end of the class, we will show how to make a simple sample book for your papers.

HANDMADE PAPER: TEXTURE, FORM & SCULPTURE

July 26 - 28, 2019
10:00 - 4:00
$475 (includes materials)
Liberty Paper
1618 Cripps Road Liberty, TN 37095

$75 non-refundable deposit

4 student minimum - 6 student maximum

Join Claudia Lee and Matthew English at Liberty Paper Studio to explore sculptural applications of paper. In this class, students will work experimentally with over beaten, medium shrinkage pulp, string, cord, wire, reed, and found objects to create sculptural forms that are full of surprises and beauty. We will also work with a deckle box for poured pulps, experiment with lace blow out papers, and learn to use a vacuum table. This class is all about the process.

2019 & 2020

WATKINS COLLEGE OF ART, DESIGN & FILM / 615-383-4848

WORKING LARGE, WORKING IN LAYERS

March 09, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Saturday / Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$175.00
Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee
Working on large sheets of assorted papers students will use a variety of surface design techniques and explore scale, grids, working in multiples and layering to achieve rich and complex papers to use in their artwork or as works of art on their own. All materials provided.

Check the Watkins website for more information or call the school www.watkins.edu/community-education/ 

JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL / 1-800-365-5724

April 28, 2019 - May 4, 2019

PAPERMAKING - AN INTRODUCTORY CLASS

Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee

Explore the basic of hand papermaking, starting with how to set up a low-tech studio at home, make basic equipment, and different ways to process pulp. Discover how to add color and inclusions, laminate, emboss, and create surface texture. Working on dried papers, colored paste, wax, and pigments can be added for another layer of interest. At the end of the week, we will use some of our papers to make several projects as time allows. No experience required.


June 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019

PAPER ART, BOOK ARTS - PAPER TO BOOKS

Teaching Artist: Matthew English

Turn your own handmade paper into books. Go hands-on into the pulp in a wet and active process, as we make papers of different sizes and materials for book pages and covers. From there we will explore decorative paper techniques with various pastes and pigments for exciting texture and color, and then fold and stitch papers into a variety of book forms. All levels welcome.

Check the Folk School website for more information at www.folkschool.org.

ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

November 3 - 9, 2019 

$600

BORO-INSPIRED PAPERMAKING

Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee

During this workshop, students discover the art of Japanese Boro-inspired papermaking. You will begin by making sheets of handmade papers to be folded, pleated, waxed, pressed and dyed using indigo, black walnut, and pigments. They will then be rusted, flattened, deconstructed, reconstructed and hand-stitched. Participants will learn the many ways they can use these papers to create both flat and sculptural forms. Open to all skill levels.

For more information visit https://www.arrowmont.org/.

APPALACHIAN CENTER FOR CRAFT

One day: February 23, 2019
Batik (Wax Resist) on Paper with Claudia Lee 
Learn to create complex, multi-colored patterns on assorted papers with wax and pigments. Create unique designs on your own or purchased paper. - $75


Weeklong: June 2-7, 2019
Let's Get Wooly! Spinning on the Wheel
Jeanne Brady and Claudia Lee
Learn the basics of the timeless craft of preparing a wool fleece, dying it in a rainbow of colors, carding and spinning singles and two-ply on a wheel to produce yarns for all your wooly projects. Explore additional spinning and plying techniques to take your yarn designing to the next level, from fabulous to funky! 
Novice-Beginner
$550

Materials fee: $55-$85


Weeklong: Educator's Week June 9-14, 2019
Making Paper in the Classroom
Claudia Lee
Participants in this low-tech workshop will learn many age-appropriate ways to make paper and paper making tools as well as many new ways to work with pulp with and without a mould and deckle and vat. Educators will be prepared to repeat processes and create tools for the classroom.
Novice-Beginner
$550

For more information please visit https://www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/workshops/.

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