Paper and Bookmaking with Allison Roscoe

  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 17 Jan 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 14 Jan 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • 17 Jan 2023, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (HST)
  • JANUARY 14: Manoa Heritage Center, 2856 Oahu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822 - JANUARY 17: Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for a Special Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui Papermaking Class at the Manoa Heritage Center on Saturday, Jan 14, followed by a Bookmaking Class at our studio in the Downtown Art Center, on Tuesday, Jan 17. 

Learn to create unique sheets of (Western-style) paper with moulds and deckles and a variety of fibers, such as abacca and cotton, pulped in a Hollander beater. The history of papermaking and its contemporary uses as an art-making material will be discussed. Be prepared to get wet, have fun, and make sheets of art paper that can be used for drawing, painting, printmaking, and 3-D constructions. 

This is a two-part class. The first session on papermaking will take place, January 14, at the Manoa Heritage Center. The second session on bookmaking will take place, January 17, at the Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui studio in the Downtown Art Center. 

We will learn to make a simple folded book from a single sheet of regular paper. You can embellish the book with handmade paper scraps provided by the instructor. 

Registration process for this special 2 part, 2 location class:

Step 1 -  Register for the Jan 14, Papermaking class through MHC ($30) HERE before registering for the Jan 17, Bookmaking class through HHH.

Step 2 - Forward your sign-up confirmation email for Papermaking class to

Step 3 - Register for the Bookmaking class on this page.

Participants must register for both parts of the Paper and Bookmaking class. You cannot take just one part.

What to Bring:

  • Exacto knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Bone folder tool, or plastic knife for folding paper

Instructor Bio

Allison holds a BFA degree from the University of Hawaiʻi. She has taught papermaking for 25 years and has exhibited her work in Hawaiʻi as well as in the continental United States. She belongs to two paper and book organizations ( IAPMA and NAHP), attends annual conferences, and also belongs to Turning the Page, a bookarts group of the Honolulu Printmakers.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted fee for the Bookmaking class on January 17, 2023. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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