City museum to host two paper-related events Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host two events centered on paper and printmaking.

From 10:30 a.m.-noon, David Riccio will present “Paper & Paper Used in Printmaking,” a Coffee & Collections lecture. Riccio’s presentation will provide a brief history on paper and paper making. He will bring several examples of Japanese paper and Japanese fibers, as well as Juneau paper created by using local plants. In addition, Riccio will show printed artwork that shows a traditional etching, an embossing, and wood cut. He will also bring an etching plate, a sample wood block, and a linoleum block.

Coffee is courtesy of Heritage Coffee Company.

Following Coffee & Collections, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Riccio will teach an adult class focusing on the 12X12 theme, “Juneau: Past & Present,” and paper.

Materials provided are scissors, utility knives, foam core for mounting projects, watercolor paints, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, traditional print making paper, watercolor paper, exotic papers, Papyrus, Japanese Rice paper, Tapa paper, Water Leaf paper, Linoleum Blocks for printing, carving tools, and 3D patterns.

Participants should consider bringing their own paper, printed materials, and any other materials they wish to use. For registration information, contact Kimberly Naylor, kimberly_naylor@ci.juneau.ak.us. Pre-registration and pre-payment required and class size is limited.

For more information visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.

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