Handpainted Papers for Boxes & Books with Fran Phillips

Creating your own colored paper gives you full control over color, pattern, and texture of your paper.  Using a variety of readily available  tools, students will make simple decorated papers.  Use your papers to cover handmade books, boxes, in collage, or anything else you can imagine.

Take this class as a companion class to Band Boxes with Inserted Tray and Japanese Bound and Simple Books.

This class is a collaboration with the Artist Association of Nantucket, and we be held at the Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive, Nantucket.

Maximum class size: 8

Frances E. Phillips is the Phillips half of Mulligan & Phillips, Decorative Painters, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and is an adjunct art professor at Seton Hall University; long interested in American folk art and decorative arts, she teaches such skills as tramp art, bandboxes, vinegar graining, gilding, and tinsel painting. She has taught at the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City, at the Queens Museum of Art, and at historical and crafts organizations. Her work has been shown in Country Living and Today’s Homeowner.

The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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