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MAB will be closed to the public until June 15, 2020 in response to the extension of the PA state stay at home order and upon the completion of our German Script Class which is being held virtually. Please see attached document for new policies and procedures which will be implemented once MAB reopens to the public. MAB_COVID_19_Reopening
max. participants: 10
Hosted by: Moravian Archives, Bethlehem
Dates of Workshop: May 3, 2019: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm & May 4, 2019: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
Learn the old Moravian craft of making paste paper. Women in the Single Sisters’ Houses in Moravian communities in America and Europa were known for their beautiful decorative paste papers. Moravian paper (“Herrnhuter Papier”) was used for book binding, decorating boxes, and as covers for note books. Now you can learn this craft in a two-day workshop offered by the Moravian Archives.
The workshop will last two days and will take place at College Hill Moravian Church and the Moravian Archives. On day 1 you will make the papers that can then dry overnight. On day 2 you will use the papers you have created to make a journal, simple pamphlet, or an origami design. No previous experience is required. The workshop is for adults only
• all materials will be provided
• the process can be messy so bring an apron and dress accordingly
• please note that the workshop is a two-day event and will be held at two locations: College Hill Moravian Church and the Moravian Archives. Please park at the Archives
Dee Collins is a Printmaker/Book Artist/Educator who moved to Bethlehem from Philadelphia. A graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, Dee is retired from the Collection Care department of The Free Library of Philadelphia and has volunteered at the Moravian Archives since 2013.