Galaxy Teaching Artist

Visual Arts / Paper Art / Papermaking

Diane has taught marbling and paste paper design (beautiful historic decorating techniques often seen on hand bound books) as well as collage and bookbinding throughout the United States.  She has made guest appearances on several television shows including Martha Stewart Living.  An artist and teacher for over 30 years, she is the author of thirteen books about paper art.  Her work is in many library and museum collections including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Paper artist Diane Maurer will help students design original works of art as they discover historic and contemporary ways of creating decorative paper.  For example, students will explore Japanese suminagashi marbling, paste paper design, nature printing and/or Japanese paper dyeing.  Finished pieces can include bookmarks, greeting cards, collages, and unique hand-bound books, to name just a few.  Cross-curricular links can be made to science, history, math, etc.  Diane not only has more than 30 years of experience, but she is also the author of 13 books about paper art.


Phone: 814-422-8651



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