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2012 Papermaking Classes
Unusual 3D Paper Techniques
Instructor BioMelissa Jay Craig
This class will focus on using kozo and high-shrinkage fibers, either separately or together, to make compelling three-dimensional paper forms, as well as the use of fiber reactive dyes to provide brilliant color.  We’ll cover the construction of various included and removable armatures and molds, from simple to more complex structures, including re-usable armatures and adaptable forms for making editions or series.  We’ll also discuss the inclusion of bases for free-standing sculptures and effective built-in hanging methods for wall-mounted works.  The class is excellent for people with some previous basic papermaking experience and sculptors who want to explore a new medium.
Session 1: July 9-13
Session 2: July 2-6

 

Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $45

Class Limit 6

Both sections of this class are FULL, but cancellations do occur, Please email us to be put on the waiting list!

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Melissa has an uncanny sensibility for handmade paper. She is also not afraid of using vibrant color. Paper becomes a truly alive medium in her hands.
More Paper for Papermakers
Instructor BioEugenie Barron
This class will help you learn how to control your pulp, to expand your possibilities working in paper, and recharge your papermaking repertoire. You can design a project, experiment with artistic technique, or form sheets for an existing project. In this class we will share ideas and experience in order to enhance our abilities. We will use both high and low shrinkage pulps and learn how to determine which pulps work best for your paper needs. Guided experimentation will be encouraged.
July 23-27
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $40

Class Limit 6

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Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!

 

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“Sort of like a chef can transform a stew from ho-hum to gourmet, Eugenie can look at the pulp in the beater and tell you just how to proceed to make the pulp of your dreams. She is WSW’s go to person for all our western style paper questions.

Metal Armatures for Sculptural Hand Papermaking
Instructor BioPamela J. Wallace
Metal armatures can be strong support systems for complex sculptural paper forms. In this workshop I will teach you how to solder wire with small hand-held mini torches and how to weld larger forms with both oxy-acetylene gas and the MIG welder. We will then transform overbeaten abaca and flax paper pulp into sheets of paper, which will be stretched over the armatures. Students will leave with a variety of small shapes or can focus on one or two large forms. With these processes we will explore the richly evocative elastic nature of overbeaten paper pulp.
July 30- August 3
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $50

Class Limit 6

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welding workshop handmade paper

“Welding can be intimidating until you take a class with Pamela. She’s a genius at helping people create elegant and functional armatures. Exactly what you need to stretch flax over. “

Japanese Papermaking
Instructor BioTatiana Ginsberg
Learn all aspects of traditional Japanese papermaking, from selection of fiber to cooking, picking, beating, sheet forming, pressing, and drying. A solid grounding in this living tradition will lead to your own experimentation with contemporary variations.  Whether you are a new or experienced papermaker; an artist working in drawing, printmaking, or sculpture looking to widen your palette; or just a plain paper lover, learning to make washi will teach you about the nature of paper as a material.
August 6-10
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $45

Class Limit 6

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“You need to sign up for this class NOW, because it is going to fill up fast. Tatiana is only slightly arguably the best teacher of Japanese papermaking in the US.”

From Paper to Print
Instructor BioGretchen Schermerhorn
Paper is one of the most important factors to a printmaker, and in this hybrid workshop the focus will be on creating customized handmade papers and applying printmaking techniques appropriate to the papers.  We will begin with the basics of sheet formation, using cotton rag and abaca fibers, with a focus on sturdiness and archival qualities. Then we will move on to stencil work, learning techniques such as pulp painting and chine colle. The second half of the class will focus on creating relief and polyester plate prints that register with the imagery embedded in the handmade paper.  The result will be richly layered prints, full of color and texture.
August 13-17
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $35

Class Limit 6

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handmade papermaking

“Gretchen first came to WSW to work as an artist in residence in our papermaking studio. It was clear she had developed some interesting processes for incorporating paper and print, exactly the kind of class WSW should be offering during SAI.”

Handmade Paper and Encaustic
Instructor BioTatana Kellner Instructor Bio Kelly McGrath
Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints as we create handmade paper and encaustic works. The first two and a half days of this class will be held at WSW in the papermaking studio, where students will work with cotton, abaca, and flax fibers. Once the basics are mastered, we’ll investigate the potential of hand papermaking. We will create papers using a variety of hand papermaking techniques: layering, imbedding, translucency and opacity, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

After lunch on Wednesday we will travel to R&F Handmade paints where we will use these handmade paper elements as starting points. This session will begin with an introduction to basic encaustic techniques. Then students will create deeply layered collages by working directly on the handmade papers or mounting the handmade sheets on panels. We will be saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving into this natural wonder.

August 20-24
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $40

Class Limit 7

This class is FULL, but cancellations do occur, Please email us to be put on the waiting list!

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papermaking and encaustic workshopencaustic printmaking Top: Encaustic tests byKelly McGrath, Above: Illegal Acts, by Tatana Kellner, trace monoprint, letterpress and collage on paper.

“Handmade paper and encaustic wax are one of those matches made in heaven. The wax enhances the luminosity of the paper and the paper adds a dimension of elegance to the encaustic.”

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