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Cast Paper Using Rust as Color and Texture Elements

March 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, March 19, 2pm-5pm

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About this Workshop:

Using old rusted tools, hinges, metal pieces as molds, add rust color and texture to your handmade paper relief sculptures either as finished pieces or parts to assemble into a larger work. We will experiment with using rusted metal tools, hinges, and metal items as molds for our paper pulp to create cast paper with unique rust texture and color. We will also cover how to accelerate rust formation on iron and steel pieces. 

Level: All levels welcome – no previous experience necessary.

Registration closes March 9, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration to cover items provided in class, including pulp and other consumables.

Sample images by Maggie Gourlay


Registration includes a $20 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including pulp, plastic wrap, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, salt, and plexiglass.  Students will also need to bring the following items to class:

  • 1 -3 pieces of rusted metal, or metals with iron or iron alloys in them to rust in class. (Only iron and alloys that contain iron can rust. Aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, galvanized steel and stainless steel do not rust)
  • Personal apron (waterproof is best, but a cooking apron will work too)
  • Shoes with good traction (the studio floor will get wet)


Maggie Gourlay is an artist and adjunct faculty member in the Art Department, Montgomery College. Her work includes both installation and two- dimensional work that explores the intersection of the natural world and domestic space. Exhibits include Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking, at American University, Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene, a solo exhibit inside CULTURALDC’s mobile gallery/shipping container at the National Zoo, Wash, DC; Not a Sunday Morning, part of Arlington Arts Center SOLOS 2016, among others. A graduate of Georgetown University, Gourlay received her MFA in studio art from Towson University. Learn more about her work at www.maggiegourlay.com.

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