Instructor Tom Balbo

Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2020
10 AM to 4 PM each day
JCBA's Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Class limit: 12

In this two day workshop, you will learn about paper production from an artistic perspective using cotton, abaca, and flax as raw materials. You’ll learn studio practices for setting up layering, pulp painting, stenciling, and various combinations of techniques. Translucent fibers and pigmenting techniques will be applied in composing simple artworks of handmade paper. All levels; no experience necessary.

Tuition Schedule

General Public: $250
FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions: $235
FAU Students: $210


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone Sending your email will begin the registration process.


One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($85) thanks to funds raised in memory of Dorothy Hamilton, who loved JCBA’s monthly Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through January 10, 2020.


Tom Balbo is the founder and Artistic Director of the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Co-Director of PBI: Paper and Book Intensive. Has worked with Hand Papermaking for 42 years.