Advanced Papermaking Techniques, Part II
TWO consecutive Saturdays, 13 May and 20 May, (10:30 a.m. - 2:00). This workshop will be based around exploring 3-D and sculptural forms using handmade paper.
May 13, 2023, 10:00 AM
Tulsa, 314 S Kenosha Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
About the Event
Taught by Patti Shanks
This workshop will be based around exploring 3-D and sculptural forms using handmade paper. We’ll also explore ways to use paper to get texture and dimension in works that are directly linked to the characteristics of overbeaten pulp. We’ll use overbeaten abaca and flax as well as long fibers of cooked kozo. I’ll teach techniques using armatures, soft molds, & assemblage processes that allow us to manipulate pulp into 3-dimensional forms.
Overbeaten pulp has a lot of inherently unique qualities when applied to 3-D forms. It is both controllable and wildly self-determining! Adding cloth, knotless netting, crocheting, thread, natural materials, and purchased or found objects are all options. So is using paint, oil stick, dry media, encaustic, pulp painting, etc. on the dry surface of dimensional paper forms.Workshop will meet TWO consecutive Saturdays,13 May and 20 May, (10:30 a.m. - 2:00).
Patti will teach techniques and give everyone time to try new methods and work on compositions. The 3rd Saturday meeting will be an Open Studio and Patti will be there from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 to demonstrate additional techniques if needed and for feedback.
Fee: $175 (pulp will be provided; other materials you’ll bring to use. I’ll send out a list before the workshop begins). We have plenty of overbeaten R flax left (dries tan) & we have overbeaten bleached flax (dries white). These can be combined. There’s overbeaten abaca as well. And of course these can be pigmented.
3 hours 30 minutes
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