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 placed on a wait list, send an email to

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, 2020, to secure your seat.

Cancellation policy
You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel before June 15, 2020. No refunds after June 15, 2020; 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 placed on a wait list, send an email to

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