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Introduction to Hand Papermaking

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$189.00

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An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, November 5, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

This workshop covers the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. It includes an overview of decorative techniques, such as the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles. Pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also covered. This class is designed as an introduction for new students and a refresher for out-of-practice papermakers.

Level: Beginner

Registration closes October 27, 2022.  Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes a $30 materials fee to cover all of the necessary materials provided in class. Students may want to bring the following optional supplies to class:

  • Personal apron (waterproof recommended, can substitute a cooking apron)
  • Comfortable shoes with good tread (you will be on your feet most of the day and the studio floor will get wet)
  • Note paper and pen (for taking notes)
  • Gloves – your hands will be in almost constant contact with water during the day

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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. Learn more about her work at selenelamarca.com.

 

“I found a new love for paper making and have already signed up for the Intermediate class.”

—Workshop Attendee, Winter 2022

 

“Selene is a fantastic teacher: incredibly prepared, helpful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and cheerful.”

—Attendee, Dyeing to Pigment workshop with Selene LaMarca

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