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All About Watermarks

September 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Thursdays, September 7 and 14, 6-9pm

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About this Workshop:

In this workshop, students will learn contemporary and traditional techniques to create individualized watermarks. Using buttercut, they will create a design of their choice to make a watermark with and pull sheets of paper with said watermark. To make the most out of the workshop, students should come to class with a simple line drawing of the watermark they wish to create. In the end, the students will leave with a reusable watermark and their own handmade watermarked paper.

Level: Intermediate – Introduction to Hand Papermaking or similar workshop experience (6 hours) required.

Registration closes August 29, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration, though a small list of additional items needed will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample images by Gretchen Schermerhorn


Registration includes a $35 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including cotton fiber, pellon, buttercut and pigments.  Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • Non-skid shoes, boots, or crocs that can get wet (comfort is key too – you’ll be on your feet a lot in this workshop) 
  • Personal apron (waterproof is recommended)
  • Notebook or sketchbook for taking notes
  • A line drawing, no larger than 6” x 9” (you can bring several and we can discuss the best option in class) 


Gretchen Schermerhorn is a printmaker and hand papermaker and currently serves as Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, and since then has completed artist residencies at The Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, California State University and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. Her prints, installations, and works on paper works have been exhibited around the country and internationally, and her work is part of the Montgomery County Public Art Trust, Anne Arundel Community College’s print collection, and the Janet Turner Print Collection. You can learn more about her work at www.gretchenschermerhorn.com.



“Gretchen is an incredible teacher. She has a passion for art and teaching that conveys to the students. I always leave her class excited about what I’ve just learned.”

—Workshop Attendee, Intermediate Papermaking: Eastern Style workshop with Gretchen Schermerhorn

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