Learn how to create paper pulp, form sheets, add inclusions (like flowers, plants and fiber), how to laminate and how to make seed bombs with paper pulp.
Papermaking with Recycled Materials
Handmade paper can be used in bookmaking, printmaking, and drawing, as well as being an art from all on its own. This hands-on workshop will cover a brief history of papermaking and will introduce the basics of western style paper making using a mould and deckle. You will learn how to form sheets and experiment with inclusions and other techniques to make one-of-a-kind sheets to use in your own art practice. This is an eco-friendly process that you can repeat at home using materials you already have, such as an ordinary kitchen blender, frames, embroidery hoops, junk mail and found objects.
Students will learn how to create paper pulp, form sheets, add inclusions (like flowers, plants and fiber), how to laminate and how to make seed bombs with paper pulp.
Workshop cost: $80 + Material cost: $10
Instructor Bio: Ami Beaver is a book and paper artist inspired by nature, classical botanical illustration and maps. While she dabbles in a number of creative pursuits, she considers the majority of her work to be book like, bookish or book inspired. Her book works incorporate elements of weaving, origami, hand lettering, embroidery and macrame. Bigwoodspress.com
Ami studied book and paper arts at Columbia College Chicago where she also taught community bookbinding, letterpress and paper making classes. Additionally, Ami developed and taught workshops in the book and paper arts at a retail paperie.