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Designing with Paper

November 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Sundays, November 13 and 20, 2pm-5pm

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About this Workshop:

Explore a variety of methods in combining papermaking techniques with collage to produce finished pieces of art. Through a joint teaching approach, participants will learn how to make paper using a variety of materials to imbed patterns, texture and color, and use those as the basis for developing compositions through the application of additional collage materials. With a mindful use of materials in the papermaking process, participants will develop a stronger sense of design intent and continuity between the making of papers and their use for artwork.

Level: All levels welcome – no experience necessary.

Registration closes November 4, 2022.  Material fees are included with your registration for supplies provided in class, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample images by Sharon Robinson


Registration includes a $24 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including pulp, pellon, pigments, matte medium, and some decorative elements. Students may want to consider bringing the following optional items as well:

Day 1:

  • Personal apron (waterproof or sturdy kitchen apron works best)
  • Comfortable shoes with good tread (the studio floor will get wet and can be slick)
  • Small assortment of materials to imbed/include in your sheets of paper (e.g., old book pages, sheet music or other printed material, fabric scraps, plant material, string, etc.)

Day 2:

  • Personal apron
  • Any collage materials from your personal stash you’d like to use


Selene LaMarca is a graphic designer and fine artist working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She creates experimental photographic work, often through by-passing the standard camera to work directly with light sensitive materials. LaMarca earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She currently teaches courses in graphic design, darkroom and digital photography. She also teaches screenprinting, printmaking, and papermaking at Pyramid Atlantic. Learn more about her work at selenelamarca.com.


“The various shaped deckles were fun to work with … and [I found] the discussion of design basics and review of the range of adhesives very helpful in the collage session.”

—Workshop Attendee (Summer 2022)


Sharon Robinson is a mixed media artist specializing in abstract collage and assemblage and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. As an artist she exhibits in the DC region, as well as other east and west coast cities. Sharon teaches mixed media and collage classes in the Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Program, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and Montpelier Art Center in Maryland. She also provides administrative support for public art projects conducted by the Prince George’s County Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. Her community activities include serving on the national Board of Directors of SCRAP, a network of non-profit creative re-use centers; participating as a review panelist for DC Arts Commission and Maryland State Arts Council grants, and as an appointee to the Arts Commission of the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Learn more about her work at www.therobinsonstudio.com.

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