Sun, Feb 23rd, 10am-5pm
Students will learn how to make paper from pulp, and several ways to transform the fresh sheets into pieces of art. Learn the technique of basic sheet formation with a vat of pulp and a mould and deckle, and options for pressing and drying your paper. Pigmented paper pulp can also make imagery that is actually part of the paper. Experiment with pulp painting methods such as direct painting, collage inclusions, stencils, and other techniques.
Make as many pulp paintings and sheets as there is time for. No papermaking experience required. Bring gallon ziplock bags to bring home your work.
I will provide: paper pulps, vats, pellon, moulds and deckles, pigments & additives, strainers, buckets, felts, pulp painting tools (turkey basters, squeeze bottles, plastic spoons, plastic cups, etc.)
Students will bring: collage elements, soft bristle brushes, gallon ziplock bags
Printshop will provide: big Ocello Sponges, plexiglass for drying paper, plastic sheeting, old towels