Paste Paper Workshop with Elizabeth McKee

Paste Paper Workshop Led by Elizabeth McKee

Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, 2020, 9:30 am–4 pm, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $150 (includes 4 full sheets of Arches Text wove, all paste, paint and miscellaneous cool stuff)

Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when printers, wanting a less-expensive decorative paper for end papers than marbled paper, added paint to their paste and made patterns on paper with it. Many of us were first introduced to paste paper in primary school where it is known as finger painting. More recently calligraphers realized that paste makes an excellent surface on which to write.

Day one: Participants will systematically prepare pages with assorted pastes and tools to create personal paste paper reference books.

Day two: Paste paper clinic. Participants are invited to bring in unsuccessful paste paper pages and apply new layers or techniques to enhance and improve them, thus turning them into successful paste papers. OR participants may choose to continue to work on their samplers with inspiration from the other participants. OR participants may choose to work on new paste paper with their knowledge gained on day one. OR all of the above.

At the end of day two we will bind our books and make simple pouches for them using some of our fresh paste papers.

To register, send a check for the full amount as soon as possible to: Elizabeth McKee, 320 Amherst Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; phone 443-527-0550; email A full supply list will be emailed to you after payment is received. Limited to eight participants.