Painted Papyrus Book with Daniel Essig

Painted Papyrus Book
Friday - Sunday
July 30 - August 1, 2021
plus a $50 kit fee due to Dan the first day of class

This workshop is sold out. To be put on the waiting list, email me at

During this three-day workshop participants will construct an exquisite small treasure. Learning an array of bookwork techniques, we will create a durable structure with references to book history. The process is low-tech and can be achieved with very few tools. Working with papyrus and various papers, we will create a multi-layered cover surface that will be later painted and sanded. Our books will be bound with an Ethiopian-style binding along with Coptic end bands. Windows, closures and the possibility of mica pages will also be explored.

Students should bring: 
- small cutting mat,
- 1/4" - 3/8" flex cut palm chisel
- thin or light-weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, antique photos - paper or tintypes, old letters, sheet music, photo copies, insect wings, leaves, feathers, etc.
- favorite tools

Dan will provide basic binding tools for each student during the workshop

A $50 kit fee is payable to Dan the first day of class.

This three-day workshop is $425.
Accommodations and travel are not included. 
A non-refundable payment must be made in full by June 15, 2021, to secure your seat.

Dan and I are fully vaccinated and we ask that participants are as well. This workshop will be limited to 8 students.

Cancellation policy
You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel before June 15, 2021. No refunds after June 15, 2021; however, you can transfer your seat if you can find a qualified participant. If we have to cancel the workshop for any reason, all payments will be refunded.

This workshop is sold out. To be put on the waiting list, email me at

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