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Make+Take: Handmade Paper with Botanical Inclusions

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

$45.00

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Let’s Make+Take!

Wednesday, May 15, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Join us in this papermaking Make+Take where you’ll learn how to add color, texture, and even fragrance to your handmade papers with the inclusion of various petals, stems, leaves, and grasses. You’ll end up with an assortment of new decorative sheets of handmade paper to keep or give away. 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes May 7, 2024 and includes all materials.

Sample image by Marta Pérez García

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes all the materials necessary for class—just come ready to have fun! In addition, students may wish to bring the following optional items as well:

  • Personal apron—waterproof is recommended, but a sturdy kitchen apron will do (we’ll also have extras)
  • Sturdy shoes with good tread—the studio floor can get a bit slippery when wet. Comfortable shoes are key though, as you’ll be on your feet most of the day.
  • A notepad and pen for taking notes
  • Your own collection of botanicals, including pressed petals, leaves, grasses or small pieces of wood or bark; small potpourri elements
  • Other elements you’d like to include in your paper, such as string, thread, yarn, and other flat, textural materials

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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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