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Paste Papers with Mel: Oct 8 @ 10:30am

Mel-the-Maker teaches the textural book art of paste papers, ages 6+, 1 hour

  • Workshop Space

Service Description

Paste papers were done historically in binderies. Because of the cost and time it took to make paste for binding books, binderies would repurpose old paste before it went bad. For centuries, paste had been made from animal fats. It would quickly become rancid, so they would mix pigment into the paste, brush it onto the paper, and then scrape into the painted-on paste to create three-dimensional-looking patterns. The paper would then be used to decorate future books. Our weekly, artist-taught workshops are generally free of charge because we want them to be accessible to all children and families in our community. Please consider making a donation between $15-$35 when you register for a free workshop to keep our program sustainable. Donations pay for artists' time, supplies, and maintenance of our workshop space.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 628 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA, USA

    509-703-8107

    centerforchildrensbookarts@gmail.com