Paper from Plants Intensive
Saturday + Sunday, September 10-11, 2022
Did you know you can make paper from plants harvested from shrubs, grasses, and leaves? In this 2-day workshop from 1-4pm we’ll focus on responsible harvesting, processing, and crafting plants into paper. You’ll learn what local plant fibers are best for making paper, we'll take a plant walk around our yard identifying plants that are ready for harvest, and then learn what tools and equipment are needed for different fibers. How can we use materials that would otherwise be composted to make art? We'll discuss the history and process of making the pulp prior to sheet forming as many pieces of paper as we have time to make. Usually around 8-10 sheets per student.
Your papers could be used for collages, books, drawings, prints, cards, or just to hang up and enjoy. A spirit of community making will be encouraged as we collectively gather, process and create papers that speak to time and place. Once dry, papers will be mailed to students.
Covid + cancellation policies: This workshop is held outdoors. Your two instructors, Jenn Woodward + Gary Hanson are fully vaccinated. Restroom facilities are inside our home, and you will be asked to wear a face mask when going indoors. If we cancel a class you will be fully refunded. If you are sick please stay home and request a refund or make a donation to the studio. Please review our studio liability release before registering, as you will be required to sign it before attending the workshop.
Cost is $100 per person. Class size is limited to 10, ages 12 and up are welcome. No prior experience necessary. There will be a lot of standing, bending, and lifting during the class. If you have physical accommodation requests please email us prior to registering. Parking is very limited. Please indicate how many cars will be in your group when registering.
We'll send you more info about the class via email about 1 week before the class.