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Make+Take: Paper Basket Molds

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Make+Take: Paper Basket Molds, November 2023 Registration
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An In-Studio Workshop!

Wednesday, November 15, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

During this Make+Take session, participants will be guided through the process of creating a sheet of paper using basket molds. After a short demonstration, participants will be given free time to experiment and create a handful of sheets each. Once we use all of the molds we’ll continue making paper using deckle boxes, as the techniques used are relatively transferrable. 

Participants will also be given a brief overview of the different fibers available to pull their sheets with, mainly abaca and kozo. While the kozo will be pre-beaten and cleaned, there will be a small amount available for hand-beating should anyone like to try. I will also set up a dye station where participants can pigment their paper pulp in small, manageable batches. Participants will be taught how to place the baskets for drying and can pick up their work in 2-3 days after drying.

Level: Beginner—no experience necessary.

Registration closes November 7, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample images by Isabella Whitfield


Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras)—waterproof is recommended, or a heavy kitchen apron—you will get wet!
  • Sturdy shoes with good tread, as the studio floor can get slick when wet
  • Notepad and pen for taking any notes


Isabella Whitfield is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses site-responsive installation, papermaking, and sculpture. She makes meditative, performative work that considers the contradictory relationships between the environment, physical homeland, human labor, and historical object functionality. Whitfield’s projects often contain an act of collaborative generosity, inviting the viewer to become part of the work through physical immersion or participatory artistic creation. She has a Bachelors in Studio Art and Politics from the University of Virginia and has exhibited major works at New City Arts, Ruffin Gallery, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum and InLight 2021 with 1708 Gallery. She recently completed residencies with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and OxBow School of Art. Learn more about her work at www.isabellawhitfield.com.

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