Paper and Bookmaking with Allison Roscoe

  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 03 Sep 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 19 Aug 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • 03 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • August 19: Mānoa Heritage Center - September 3: Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for this two part class. First a Papermaking Class at the Mānoa Heritage Center on Saturday, August 19, followed by a Bookmaking Class at our studio in the Downtown Art Center, on Sunday, September 3. 

This is a two session class held in two separate locations with two separate registrations. You must sign up for both sessions.

FIRST SESSION - Papermaking : Learn to create unique sheets of (Western-style) paper with moulds and deckles and a variety of fibers 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. 

Saturday, August 19, 9 am – noon at the Mānoa Heritage Center.  To register for papermaking, click HERE. $30

SECOND SESSION - Bookmaking: Learn basic bookmaking techniques for several styles of small books.

Sunday,  September 3, 9 am – noon at the Hawaii Handweavers' Hui studio in the Downtown Art Center. Register for bookmaking on this page. $60 for HHH members, $70 for non-members.

Please email the Mānoa Heritage Center registration to:

What to Bring for Bookmaking:

  • 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 September 3, 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. 

MAP to HHH Classroom

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