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May 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Saturday, May 29th, 10am-3pm

Members: $110, Non-Members: $125, Material Fee: $25

Explore the techniques of traditional handmade paper! Artists will learn the basics of pulling sheets and creating collage-work in the wet-process in this introductory workshop. Using found papers, objects, and materials, students will create artworks exploring the possibilities of paper pulp. Techniques taught include blow outs, inclusions, double-couching, shaped deckles and pigmenting pulp. Students are encouraged to bring papers, objects and materials that have minimal dimension and can be added to their work collages.

This course will dive into papermaking processes and techniques easily translatable to working in COVID-safe environments, like shared studios, or at home. A meditative form of art-making, let papermaking allow you to introduce new means of making into your art practices. Beginners welcome! No experience necessary!

The rain date will be Sunday, May 30th, 10am-3pm.

*Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held outdoors in an open-air tent on a paved surface. The nature of hand papermaking is an intensive, wet process; sneakers, water shoes, study flip-flops or Crocs are ideal footwear. You may wish to also bring a change of clothes to this workshop, as surfaces, clothes and surrounding areas may get very wet.

Deadline to sign up is May 30th, 2021 at midnight

Participants will need to bring the following:

-Wear appropriate clothing for working in a very wet process, outdoors.*
-Collage materials (like papers, fabric scraps, photographs, recycled prints, threads, lace, organic materials—leaves, grasses, flowers, etc.) Ideal materials for this process are those that are made of natural fibers (or minimal polyesters, plastics and shiny/coated papers), things that won’t bleed when wet, and things that can withstand being pressed
-Notebook/Sketchbook in which to take notes, pencil
-Hand sanitizer, face masks, sun screen


May 29
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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