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Advanced Papermaking Techniques, Part 1

Saturdays April 1-22, 10:30am-2:30pm, with Patti Shanks

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Advanced Papermaking Techniques, Part 1
Advanced Papermaking Techniques, Part 1


Apr 01, 2023, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Liggett Studio, 314 S Kenosha Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


About the Event

Patti Shanks

Saturdays, 10:30-2:30, 4 weeks, starting April 1,

Students will also have studio time outside of class.

Paper 101 with Steve Liggett is pre-requisite

$185  Students order their own pulp

Space is limited, sign up by March 15 

In this workshop, I’ll teach techniques using overbeaten pulp to make 2-D compositions. Overbeaten pulp is an amazing medium that can be pigmented, thinned out, used to draw or paint with, and ladled onto wet paper. Using watery pulp, we’ll build layers of color, embed found paper ephemera as well as cloth scraps, couche flat materials between layers, use pulp paints in squeeze bottles, and learn how to use a blow out nozzle to create stencils for couching onto larger wet sheets.

I’ve taught papermaking at The University of Missouri for over 20 years. All papermakers--from novice to experienced--will love this workshop where we explore the materiality and potential of the medium paper.

I’ll teach techniques and give everyone plenty of time to try new methods and work on compositions.


Patti Shanks is an educator and artist who grew up in Tulsa. After completing a Masters of Fine Art in Fibers at the University of Missouri, she continued her creative research in handmade paper. She taught at MU in the School of Visual Studies for over 20 years and recently moved her studio practice back to Oklahoma.

Patti’s current practice involves the use of overbeaten paper fibers in the creation of 2 and 3 dimensional work. Exploring paper as a medium where control and accident co-exist, she builds compositions using layers of pulp, stencils, embedded ephemera, drawing and printing. She also continues creative research in artists’ books and papermaking using native plants and long bast fibers like kozo.


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