Madeleine’s Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art and calligraphy creations.  In this workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years.  You will learn what kind of brushes work best and how to hold them so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns.  You will also learn a couple 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.  Madeleine’s paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous.  Come to class ready to have fun!


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 book binding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.  She’s 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.  In a moment of inspiration years ago she happened upon a way of creating paste paper designs using a brush technique which has evolved into the paste painting which she creates for her wall art.  A member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, she displays and sells her fine wall art, which she calls paste painting, during the warm-month weekends just off the city’s historic downtown plaza.  Madeleine can be reached at madeleine@madeleinedurham.com. Visit her website at www.madeleinedurham.com


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Two Dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: PCC Sylvania Room CT 113

Level of Workshop: All levels 

Tuition: $110 (members) and $140 (non-members) which provides membership through 2020.

Supply Fee: $3.00 – Mylar, silver and gold acrylics

Supply List

Registration: Opens February 15, 2020 (Do not post registrations before this date) Please note that due to vacations you will not receive any information regarding your registration status until the beginning of March.  

Saturday Registration Closed
Sunday Registration Closed

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