Paper and Place

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Ann Marie Kennedy is an installation artist and papermaker living in Raleigh, N.C. She is a full-time faculty member at Wake Technical Community College and a member of Bonded Llama Artists’ Studios. She has been a resident artist at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, OR, Penland School of Crafts, NC and Headlands Center for the Arts, CA. She also received a Visual Artists’ Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council for 2004-2005. Exhibitions include Gregg Museum at NC State University, Artspace, Asheville Art Museums, Green Hill Center, Rebus Works Gallery, and Block Gallery. Ann Marie received her MFA in Intermedia/Sculpture from the University of Iowa, where she worked with and studied under Timothy Barrett at the UI Center for the Book. Her artwork is in many public and private collections.
www.annmariekennedy.netAnn Marie is an avid gardener and devoted papermaker. She actually began her work in hand papermaking in the WSW studio, many years ago, when she was an intern. At that time she was experimenting with different beating times and learning all she could about processing flax. Now she is an expert in all things paper and botanical. I am thrilled she has agreed to come north and teach this summer.

Paper and Place

Ann Marie Kennedy
July 29-August 2, 2013

Exploring the process of hand papermaking yields opportunities to incorporate natural materials directly into paper art. Participants will construct 2- and 3-D works of paper, using material that becomes part of the content. Paper pulps such as linen, flax and abaca provide a neutral palette for mineral colors, natural dyes, and plant and seed textures. Students will learn how and where to harvest and collect plant fiber locally (and grow their own). A variety of artistic papermaking techniques will be covered, such as using a deckle box, embedding plants, wet collage, and creating simple armatures, castings and book forms. Colors will be derived from mineral and plant sources. The emphasis will be on creating unique works of paper that reflect elements of the natural world.


Tuition $775/$720 members
Lab fee $30
Class limit 6

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