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Zoom+Make: Tin Can Papermaking

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An Online Workshop!

Wednesday, September 21, 7-9pm ET via Zoom

About this Workshop:

Are you interested in making paper at home with materials you might already have? Then you should join us for an evening Tin Can Papermaking, where you’ll learn how to make cute circular sheets that can be used for coasters, ornaments, garlands, and more.

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary!

Registration extended to September 16, 2022. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any initial handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” guide to using the Zoom video app.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

  • Two tin cans with a diameter of about 6 inches.The important part is that both cans are the same size
  • Half inch wire mesh (slightly larger than the mouth of the cans), such as hardware cloth or Amaco Wireform Mesh
  • About a square foot of window screen
  • A can opener
  • A pair of wire cutters
  • An old blender or immersion blender
  • Two plastic cups
  • A sponge
  • An assortment of paper material: different colored recycled or construction paper, or substitute magazine pages, office paper, tissue paper to recycle into new sheets of paper, 2-5 pieces (roughly 8 1/2″ x 11″ each)
  • A window, or piece of plexiglass
  • A roll of paper towels


Marta Pérez García was born and grew up in Puerto Rico. She has an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has lived in Washington, DC for more than 10 years. Marta mainly works in printmaking, but also works in drawing, painting, and installations. Her pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Puerto Rico, and she’s received numerous grants and awards. Marta is deeply involved with the arts and their propagation in the communities of the District through the teaching and direction of public art projects.

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