Painted Decorative Papers:Paste Paper with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

The practice of making Paste paper has been done since the late 16th century and is one of the oldest forms of decorated paper.  Unlike other techniques which require advance skills, paste paper was developed in the book binding industry using left over paste and pigments to make decorate papers that were used as end sheets, book covers and covering boxes.

Great results are achieved by using a large variety of mark making tools, including your fingers.  In this class you will see a variety of methods to making beautiful papers and test this technique for yourself.

This class is the perfect compliement to the Band Box class.  Make your own paper for your boxes.



Maximum class size: 10

Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New York City for fifteen years, specializing in hand-painted sisal rugs, murals, and restoring historical painting. A member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1978, Mary has been a contributing artist for Lifetime Television and Hearst Entertainment and currently owns and operates Emery Design here on Nantucket. She is also the director of Education at the Nantucket Historical Association.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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