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Paste Papers That Sing – G200613

Workshop ID: G200613
Dates: June 7 - June 13
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when printers, wanting a less expensive decorative paper for end papers than marbled paper, in their books, added paint to their paste and made patterns in the paste with the tools at hand – often with their fingers. 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 letter.

During the first 3 days of the Paste Paper workshop participants will create pages for their own reference books documenting their paste experiments. On Thursday and Friday they will have the opportunity to make larger sheets of paste paper using their samples as guides.

Sunday evening: An introduction to and making of three frequently used pastes.
Monday: Using assorted tools, participants will systematically prepare the first layers on pages for their personal reference books.
Tuesday: We will begin with a discussion of color properties. Participants will fill in small color wheels and begin to add the second and third layers to their pages.
Wednesday: We will make stencils and stamps and participants will continue to work on their sample pages.
Thursday: Participants will put first layers on their larger sheets of paper. While these papers dry we will bind our reference books and make boxes for them.
Friday: Participants will continue to work on larger sheets of paper for books or broadsheets.

Materials fee: $55

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Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping w/Electric or RV incl. Meals$1,055.00
Camping w/Electric or RV, No Meals$850.00
Tent Camping incl. Meals$990.00
Tent Camping, No Meals$785.00
Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth McKee is an award-winning book artist. Her nomad’s life has carried her from New Guinea to Australia, Iowa, Japan, Zambia, Canada, Malaysia, Florida, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Maryland, Russia and Albuquerque. Not exactly in that


The welcome letter for this workshop will come directly from the instructor, Elizabeth McKee after you have registered.

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
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