Summer 2019 Workshops

 
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Papermaking with Local and Natural Fibers
The Morgan Conservatory
Sat. June 22nd - Sun. June 23rd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost $260

In this two-day workshop, you will explore the basics of papermaking with local fibers. Starting with a nature walk around the Morgan's garden collecting plants, you will work with a variety of collected, harvested, and sourced natural fibers to create pulp for Western papermaking. You will learn how to form your own sheets of paper and explore the possibilities of embedding materials such as dried flowers and plants, thread, and seeds. This class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.

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Shibori Dyeing
Pondside Pulp and Paper
Fri. June 28th - Sat. June 29th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost $150

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating beautiful designs and well defined patterns by creasing, folding, stitching, twisting, tying and clamping paper and fabric during the dyeing process. All materials will be supplied in class, including a selection of natural fabrics and papers. Students may also bring an article of clothing they wish to upcycle! The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience.

Shibori Workshop Handout

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Deckle Box Papermaking
Pondside Pulp and Paper
Fri. August 2nd - Sat. August 3rd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost $150

Discover how to produce handmade paper with low-tech methods yielding high-end results. Experimenting with natural and pigmented fibers, we will create a variety of large and small-scale (from 3.5” x 5.5” up to 4’ x 6’) sheets using western molds and deckle boxes. The papers formed will be pulled, poured, pressed, and stretched. You will be introduced to the world of surface design through color layering, embedding, and texture with room for additional experimentation. This class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.

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Eco-Printing and Natural Dyes
Pondside Pulp and Paper
Sat. September 14th - Sun. September 15th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost $150

Eco-printing is a form of close-contact printing using botanical matter and metals to add color and design to paper and various textiles. These materials when combined using unique techniques produce natural colors, prints and an indescribable‚ curious alchemy! There is no right way to go about it and everyone will have their own technique that works for them. It is a process of experimentation and you will find it is also very addictive! This is an introduction and meant to show you the basics. Each student will receive a silk scarf, a selection of cotton and silk fabrics, and sheets of book-weight paper.