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Madeleine's Paste Paper Technique – Session A

  • Fallbrook School of the Arts 310 East Alvarado Street Fallbrook, CA, 92028 United States (map)
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Instructor: Madeleine Durham
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: November 25, 2019

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

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Madeleine's Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art, collage, and calligraphy creations. In this one-day workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years. You will learn what kind of brush works best and how to hold it so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn tricks for blending colors. You will leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. We will dive into painting with paste right away with simple lines and colors and quickly proceed to more complex patterns, colors and fun magical techniques. Madeleine's paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous. All levels welcome. Come to class ready to have fun! You may want to consider coming for both sessions to learn even more and perfect the techniques you learned on the first day.

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine bookbinding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.

Madeleine has produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier, among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The American Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. Madeleine can be reached by email. Visit her website at