Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Handprinted Botanical Journal"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, April 19, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Friday, April 19, 2013  4:30 PM

Workshop fees are based on the number of classes taken. See registration sheet in the Downloads area for details. Materials fees are listed in each class description. All workshops meet from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Registration is by postmark. Return your registration forms promptly. We will do our best to place you in the classes you request.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The 18th annual Newport Paper Arts Festival offers 17 classes over the three days of April 19, 20 and 21, given by 13 instructors. 

"Handprinted Botanical Journal"

Explore simple nature printing and dye print techniques on light and heavy weight papers using brayers and handprinting methods, both direct and indirect as well as some not so traditional painterly styles. Print fabric to transform into spine cloth, create stacks of papers for inner pages and use collage techniques for the front and back covers. Using the wonderfully rich hand dyed and printed papers, form signatures with wraps to bind together into a beautifully finished journal of botanical prints.

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 16; Materials Fee: $20 

"Handprinted Botanical Journal" is taught by Bee Shay, who has been an instructor in the creative arts since 1978. A painter for 25 years, she added mixed media and collage in 1994. She teaches in Florida and at national retreats. She is currently on the board of The Nature Printing Society. 

To register for this class, download the registration form. For more information, download the complete brochure, or contact  Newport Visual Arts Center Director Sally Houck, at 541-265-6569, or by email at

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