Using the ancient art of relief printing, participants will learn to make a greeting card or personalized bookplate. The workshop will cover planning and cutting the relief block, then printing it. Fees cover the cost of materials and tools, which participants will subsequently keep.
Kohleen Reeder Jones and Christina Thomas
Paste papers were first made in Germany by bookbinders in the late 16th century. Today, in the 21st century, bookbinders, artists, and crafters alike still use this centuries-old paper decorating technique. Paste papers are simply made by brushing a coat of colored paste on a sheet of paper and using various combs and tools to displace the paste and create designs. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of making your own paste papers using various tools and techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to look at some historic and modern examples of paste papers from rare books in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Long, long ago, after the invention of the mirror like daguerreotype, after the salt print and the ambrotype, after the tintype and the albumen photograph, came the collodion-chloride photographic print. The collodion-chloride print is possibly the most stable and beautiful of the early photographic processes. As the collodion dries it creates a plastic barrier which protects the silver image beneath the surface. Thus there is little or no fading of the image frequently found in other photograph processes. In this workshop you will see examples of vintage collodion photographs as well as learn how to coat and then print your very own collodion-chloride photograph.