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Introduction to Hand Papermaking, Jan 2022

January 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, January 16, 12pm-6pm

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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 January 8, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration covering all of the necessary materials for class. 

Class Materials List:

Registration includes a $20 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)
  • Shoes with good tread (the studio floor will get wet and can be slick)
  • Note paper and pen (for taking notes)

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.



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

—Attendee, Dyeing to Pigment workshop with Selene LaMarca

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