Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Wax-A-Doodle"

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

Starts:Sunday, April 21, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Sunday, April 21, 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. 


Use a batik tool called a tjanting to draw designs with hot wax on paper and then use colorful inks to paint the areas confined by the wax lines. This wax-resist technique allows complete freedom in design. Dry the wax and inks, iron the paper to remove the wax and leave a creative print. Use the finished papers in class to create simple projects such as note cards, book marks, a pamphlet booklet or other book art related items.

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 16; Materials Fee: $10

"Wax-A-Doodle" is taught by Dolores Guffey, a founding and avid member of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. She has been actively involved with book arts since 1995 and has taught workshops for NORBAG, other guilds in CA and OR, the Newport Paper Arts Festival, and FOBA.

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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