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Designing with Paper, June 2022

June 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Wednesdays, June 1 and 8, 6pm-9pm

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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 May 23, 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 $20 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including pulp, pellon, pigments, matte medium, and some decorative elements. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • 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.) 
  • (Optional)  Any collage materials from your personal stash


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.


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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