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AMH provides a range of experiential and creative workshops led by expert practitioners in their fields. 

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Suminagashi, Ink Floating on Water

Explore the magical ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi: ink floating on water. We will learn techniques both modern and traditional to transfer these elemental forms to paper. These unique papers may be used to make monotypes, books, cards, collage, and are art in themselves.

Date: Monday, December 1: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Price: $30 AMH Members, $45 NonMembers

Age: Teens & Adults

Materials Needed: (* denotes items you may have at home or studio)

Dick Blick           BokuUndo Innovative marbling kit                #01309-1009

                                    carrageenan (optional)                  #04821-1005

                                    2 -Plastic palette water cup            #03068-1012

Amazon or Dick Blick

                                    Paint tray palette (can use tops of-lactic containers*)

            Disposable Aluminum Steam Table Pan to fit  9 X 12” paper  (must be larger due to sloping sides)

                                    OR any plastic pan. A scrap book case 11” x 12 is good also because it has a top.

                                    2 or 4 Chinese brushes, small, OR watercolor brushes size 4 – 6*

                                    1 or 2 pads Yasutomo Hosho Paper Pad 9″ x 12 “ (48 sheets per pad)

                                    OR 1 Lowe Cornell Oriental Rice Paper Pad P-906 (48 sheets per pad)

                                    various papers to try, drawing, mixed media, watercolor, handmade*

                                    Mohawk Superfine can be found at Talasonline.com, and much more

                                    Photo Flo OR drop of dishwashing liquid*

Materials on hand:

                                    2 shish-ka-bab sticks

                                    Protection for your table and a smock, cloth, sponge or paper towel

                                    racks, strings and clothespins to hang wet papers

                                    dishwashing liquid, 1 or 2 drops

Optional, for thickened water, ¼ # or ½ # carrageenan power, to be mixed night before in blender w/water

 For people avoiding Amazon, I get materials from colophonbookarts.com and Talasonline.com

Click here to RSVP

About the Teaching Artist:
Christina DiMarco is a teaching artist in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years. She studied sociology and psychology at Trinity College, Burlington Vermont and SUNY New Paltz. Christina co-founded and studied at a small art school in Beekman, NY, Clove Creek Artists, for nine years in the 80’s and early 90’s with her partner, water photographer and woodworker John Fuchs. They share a love of hiking the many surrounding mountains, photographing and studying nature and living in the woods for 38 years. Christina teaches the elemental arts of Turkish marbling and suminagashi, bookbinding, and many media. She shares her teaching with people of all ages, at Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Camp Herrlich, Patterson, NY; the Wappingers School System; Mount Saint Mary College, at the Desmond Enrichment Campus and more, including area libraries. She taught at Mill Street Loft (now known as The Art Effect), in Poughkeepsie, for 25 years.

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Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

We will create one or two books using a traditional Japanese technique of bookbinding. The second book will build on knowledge of the 1st book. Other options will be explored and demonstrated, building on the pamphlet stitch. Bookbinding is a versatile and accessible art through which we can create books to fit our needs for Journals, for creative writing and poetry, drawing, collage, collections, photographs and keepsakes.

Date: Tuesday, October 20: 9:00 am – 12:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Price: $30 AMH Members, $45 NonMembers

Age: Teens to Adults

Materials Needed:

This course will be conducted via Zoom, so participants need access to a device with video and audio.

MATERIALS FOR JAPANESE BOOKBINDING

MATERIALS FOR 1 OR 2 BOOKS

Can be purchased at Dick Blick on line, Catskill Art Supplies, Kingston;

Colophon Book Arts, Inc. or art stores

Decorative paper for covers 4 pieces 8-1/2” x 11” or 9” x 12” – 2 per book

Watercolor papers, handmade, Canson Mi-Teintes, Strathmore,

drawings papers 80# or more

Papers for text or inside pages 8 or 12 same size as above, for each book

Drawing paper, @#60; copy paper (recycled is excellent)

Miscellaneous paper, copy paper

Strip of paper 9” x 12” x 1 “

Bookbinding awl,

Bookbinding thread – a color contrasting or complementary to decorative papers, etc.

Or embroidery thread

Bone folder – optional – for folding papers

MATERIALS TO FIND AT HOME

Scissors, pencil, ruler

Embroidery thread

Embroidery needle, blunt preferred

Old magazine to piece the pages

Glue stick – optional

Envelope, small – optional

Piece of wax or old candle

Click here to RSVP by October 18

About the Teaching Artist:
Christina DiMarco is a teaching artist in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years. She studied sociology and psychology at Trinity College, Burlington Vermont and SUNY New Paltz. Christina co-founded and studied at a small art school in Beekman, NY, Clove Creek Artists, for nine years in the 80’s and early 90’s with her partner, water photographer and woodworker John Fuchs. They share a love of hiking the many surrounding mountains, photographing and studying nature and living in the woods for 38 years. Christina teaches the elemental arts of Turkish marbling and suminagashi, bookbinding, and many media. She shares her teaching with people of all ages, at Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Camp Herrlich, Patterson, NY; the Wappingers School System; Mount Saint Mary College, at the Desmond Enrichment Campus and more, including area libraries. She taught at The Art Effect (previously known as Mill Street Loft), Poughkeepsie, for 25 years.

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