Workshops


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Drop In Marbling Workshop

Friday & Saturday  June 21 & 22, 2019   9am-3pm




At the Studio of Cynthia McGuirl   Two Fox Farm Drive    Thomaston, Maine

Learn how to create your own marbled papers. The process includes working on methyl cellulose thickened water with acrylic paints. Patterns can be manipulated with skewers, rakes and combs. Paper will be pretreated with the mordant alum so you can get right to work.  Laying the paper on properly is the trickiest part but students should be able to get the hang of it pretty quickly. I will supply a variety of papers around 9” x 12”.

This is a Drop In Workshop meaning you can work for any amount of time within the open hours. 
You can work for as long or short as you like. Beginners will receive instruction. 
Fee is $40. flat per day (up to 6 hours) or $70. for both days per student 
plus $2. for each paper made.
    To sign up email dancingblanket@gmail.com or call (207) 354-0929. Send a check for $40. to hold your space (paper fee to be paid at the workshop) to 
Cynthia McGuirl PO Box 163 Thomaston, ME 04861. 

Or sign up and pay online through Paypal (my Paypal name is Yazgol Music): 


Dates

Artist Book Intensive 2019

with Abbie Read, Cynthia McGuirl, and Sandy Weisman

at 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, Maine

Paste Paper–Sculptural Stab Bindings
Dos-a-Dos Binding-Box Books

August 2 - 4, 2019 

9:30 am-5 pm each day

Sponsored by Midcoast Maine Book Arts

Details here.
Sign up here.

Summer Book Arts

I'll be one of the teachers at USM's Wishcamper Center in Portland, ME on August 1st & 2nd. Link above for more info.

Polyhedron Books with Cynthia Motian McGuirl

  • Students will begin the class by making a model of a book that folds flat but can be opened to form a box or other 3-dimensional shape. They will learn several double action hinge techniques–taped, glued and sewn. Students will create images and words with cut, glued and stitched collage techniques on individual pages. These pages will be formed into a final book that can be read and displayed as a sculptural shape.


Past Workshops

Artist Book Intensive 2018

with Abbie Read, Cynthia McGuirl, and Sandy Weisman
at 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, Maine

Gelatin Prints–Stab Bindings–Paper Marbling
Coptic Binding–Hardbound Binding

August 3 - 5, 2018 

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Sponsored by Midcoast Book Arts

For more details about the workshops and to sign up: 

Artist Book Intensive 2018

Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday  May 12, 2018  9am- 2pm


At the Studio of Cynthia McGuirl   Two Fox Farm Drive    Thomaston, Maine

  Learn how to create your own books! The process includes techniques such as accurate folding, hand-sewing, measuring and gluing. Quality papers will be provided- 20 lb. 25% cotton paper for the pages and a hand marbled cover. Each student will make their own 78-page, 7.25" x 8.75" hardcover journal. Students will go home with instructions for making and figuring their own books.

  The cost is $50.. Cost includes all precut materials and supplies for making 1 book. Limited to 8 students per session. Bring a bag lunch.

 To sign up email dancingblanket@gmail.comcall (207) 354-0929, or sign up and pay online through Paypal (my Paypal name is Yazgol Music): 

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