40th-WKSP-21 Paste Paper Open Studio In Person

  • 31 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 01 Aug 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • University of Western Ontario, London ON
  • 0


Registration is closed

In Person Open Studio Workshop: Paste Paper with Dan Mezza

Paste papers have been produced for hundreds of years as an inexpensive way to provide a decorative paper. Pigmented paste is applied to the surface and patterns are created in it using a variety of tools. By using the same process on cloth, you can add both pattern and stiffening to make your own bookcloth.

Please note: This is an open studio event. Although a brief demonstration of the process will be offered at the beginning, you will be working without further formal instruction for the two-day period. Dan Mezza will be on hand to answer questions.

Dan Mezza is a papermaker, bookbinder, and restorer living in London, Ontario. He studied bookbinding with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge, and papermaking with Helmut Becker. Dan is a graduate of the Visual Arts Programme at the University of Western Ontario and is a past president of CBBAG.


Location: IN-PERSON University of Western Ontario, London ON (see location info below)

Date: Mon-Tues July 31-Aug 1, 2023

Hours: 10 – 4 PM

Course fee: $0 members/$60 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: None

Maximum enrollment: 10 Students

Materials: included

Registration closes: Monday, July 17, 2023, 11:59 PM



VA-106 (Drawing Studio)

Department of Visual Arts

John Labatt Visual Arts Centre

University of Western Ontario

1151 Richmond St.

London ON

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration. Membership fees included in the non-member fee are not refundable.

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