[GBW] Color Theory Workshop

RACHEL LAPKIN rlapkin at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 3 23:34:47 EDT 2009

The NY Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers presents:

Color Theory with Paste Paper

A Workshop with Julia Rabin, 
Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, 2009
At the Bindery of Judith Ivry


Please join the New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers as we learn about color theory and color matching with acrylics, paste, and paper.

Discussion of color theory, mixing colors, and how to color match for book repairs will be interwoven throughout the two days. Have you ever wondered which red color acrylics to buy? Or taken time to experiment with mixing colors? You will be able to talk at length about color palettes and practice color matching during class. 

We will mix pastes - building a sample packet that illustrates the range of finishes that can be achieved with paste. While working on this useful reference packet we will create paste papers implementing a range of effects. The packet will also include samples of color mixing and color matching to refer to later. You can expect to leave with at least ten painted sheets and the sample packet.

Paper and acrylic will be provided. However if you have special paint, paper, or tools you would like to use on your paste papers please bring them with you, and wear clothes that can get paint on them.

Julia Leete Rabin studied fine arts and holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts, and London City and Guilds' Craft and Advanced Craft Certificates in Decorative Painting and Conservation. After running a business in architectural paint conservation and teaching decorative painting for 12 years, Julia decided to change direction. Since 2000, Julia has focused exclusively on book binding, working with Peter Geraty at the Praxis bindery.

Julia lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts, gardening and drawing inspiration for her own work from the natural world.

This 2-day workshop will be held at Judith Ivry’s Bindery at 25 East 4th Street, 5th floor, in Manhattan, between Bowery and Lafayette (#6 train to Astor Place, the R or W to 8th Street-NYU, or the B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette). Class is from 9am to 5pm. $280 for GBW members, $330 for non-members. All materials are included.
For more information or to register, please contact Rachel Lapkin at rlapkin at nybg.org or call 718-817-8754.


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