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Construction of New Book & Paper Arts Studio Underway

by Cory Marie Podielski on September 16, 2016

in Around Campus, Book Art, Paper Art & Printmaking, Studio Tours

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Excitement is building in our Book & Paper Arts classes as the new studio construction is underway!

Next time you drive down Brasstown Rd., take a gander at the field by the Painting Studio and you will see construction in progress for our new Book & Paper Arts Studio.

The Folk School is approaching the end of the campaign for the new Book & Paper Arts Studio. We have been able to raise $483,490 out of our $508,000 goal and we hope to finalize the funding needed for this project in the coming months. The School has already broken ground on the structure and we plan to have the studio completed in 2017.

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An artist’s rendition of the new Book and Paper Arts Studio by Harris Architects.

β€œThe new studio literally opens the doors to expanded class offerings, with increased light and physical space to spread out on new workbenches, with square footage for new equipment we have dreamed of for years. In fact, the FS was awarded a grant to buy much-needed new equipment, including a letterpress for printmaking, a pulp vat and Hollander beater for papermaking, and an industrial rack for drying all kinds of papers and prints, to name just a few! There is much more awaiting you in this new building, and we hope to be opening the doors next year. I would like to thank all of the campaign donors for your generosity and commitment to expanding our corner of this unique school.”

–Dea Sasso, Resident Artist of Book & Paper Arts, Printmaking, Marbling, & Calligraphy

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For more information about these projects, contact development manager, Reed Caldwell, at (800) FOLK-SCH or by email.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Baumgartner October 31, 2016 at 10:41 pm

The new studio plans sound exciting! Light and space…what could be better?
Is there an estimated time in 2017 when the Book and Paper Art Studio will be completed??
I would love to take a class in the new building!

If there is a ‘ready by’ date, I would love to know it :)

Lisa

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Cory Marie Podielski November 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Hi Lisa! The new studio is scheduled to be ready in early 2017. We don’t have a specific date yet, but soon, very soon ;-)

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Janet Lee Soucek October 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

I presently reside in Naples, FL, but lived in Blairsville, Ga and would love to come up for the 2017 Book Binding class. Please send info on 207 classes when available.
Thank you.

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Melinda James October 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Classes through June 30, 2017 are listed on our website and in our eCatalog for you to view. Please call our front office 800-365-5724 to be put on the mailing list for our next catalog.

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