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[BKARTS] Paper Intensive Workshop Series with Jake Benson, 10/2 - 23, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

Pyramid Atlantic is pleased to offer the Paper Intensive series with Jake Benson, co-founder of the Society of Marbling, an international organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of this ancient art.

Jake Benson will instruct on all the basic techniques you will need to know for book arts production on Tuesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 6:30 - 9:30pm.

* Class 1: Non-adhesive paper manipulation: Folding, Scoring, Tearing and Embossing ----- This workshop will explore different fundamentals of wet and dry methods of folding, scoring, embossing, and tearing. Learn new approaches, or further refine skills that are intrinsic to all the book arts.

* Class 2: Non-adhesive Paper Manipulation: Paper cutting and Punching ----- Building on the skills learned in the first session, we will discuss a variety of approaches, procedures, hand tools, tool maintenance, handling and ergonomics. An easy method of sharpening and stropping knives and chisels will be demonstrated.

* Class 3: Introduction to Adhesives: Materials and Recipes ----- ----- A presentation of simplified polymer chemistry of natural and synthetic adhesives will allow students to better understand the various properties, limitations, and aging properties of many adhesives. Various methods for cooking wheat starch paste and preparation of methylcellulose will be discussed and demonstrated.

* Class 4: Introduction to Adhesives: Usage and Applications of Adhesives ----- Building on the skills learned in the first session, we will discuss a variety of approaches, applications, procedures, hand tools, tool maintenance, adhesive handling, and ergonomics. Learn how to use adhesives quickly and efficiently, and mix adhesives for specific applications.

Please visit our website at <http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/> for further details about this class and our other fall workshops.

Landria Shack
Pyramid Atlantic
Office 301.608.9101 ext 105

Pyramid Atlantic is a contemporary visual arts center and gallery dedicated
to the creation, exhibition and appreciation of paper, prints and book arts.

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