G.A.R. Hall 157 Old Main St. Marshfield Hills
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"The Essentials of Paper"
a 90 minute hands on presentation on
Drawing and Watercolor Papers
Kristina Carroll, Artist Educator for Strathmore
Sunday, April 9 at 1:30pm
This free presentation will focus on how
understanding a paper's fiber, weight, texture,
surface, grade and permanency affect an artist's
choice and usage of fine art paper. Attendees
participate in hands-on exercises, using a
selection of papers and drawing materials. The
goal of the presentation is to provide information
to help artists select the right papers for their
medium and techniques.
The presentation will cover all aspects of fine art
drawing papers including:
History of Writing Surfaces: parchment
to papyrus to paper
History of Paper: from China to Europe
How Paper is Made: past and present
Handmade paper vs. Machine made paper
Components of Paper: fiber, watermark, surface
texture, sizing, weight, permanence.
Environmentally friendly papers and alternative
Types of Paper: newsprint, sketching,
drawing, bristol, illustration, charcoal, pastel,
Grades of Paper: student, artist, professional
Attendees will receive FREE:
Strathmore papers & literature, selection of
drawing materials and a watercolor brush.
FREE. Limited to 25. No walk-ins please.
preregistration required, to register please
About the Presenter: Kristina Carroll is an
illustrator and fine artist who resides in
Boston, MA. She received her BFA from the
School of the Visual Arts and has also
studied with Donato Giancola in Brooklyn,
New York. Kristina has taught a variety of
illustration and painting courses at the New
Hampshire Institute of Art and currently
teaches Illustration at the New England
School of Art & Design. She specializes in
fantasy illustration and has worked for
clients such as Wizards of the Coast,
Realms of Fantasy and Fantasy Flight
Games. She was awarded the Bronze Medal
Illustration West in 2011 and was a finalist
in the 2013 Art Renewal Center Salon. She
was also included in the Leurzer's Archive
of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.
work can be seen at kristinacarrollart.com