Contemporary Papermaking with Suzi Ballenger - 4-Week Papermaking class

  • 14 Apr 2023
  • 1:30 PM
  • 05 May 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
  • 6



Contemporary Papermaking
All Levels Welcome!

Instructor: Suzi Ballenger
Date and Time: Fridays, April 14th - May 5th, 1:30pm - 4pm (4 sessions)
Location: RIWS Classroom
Materials Fee: $30

Contemporary Papermaking explores methods for using paper as an expressive medium that enhances our visual and haptic languages. We will use abaca, flax, hemp and foraged garden plants to make paper using a traditional "Western Style" dip method. You will learn how to embed, layer, color and shape this malleable material. We will study various hand manipulation and drying procedures that highlight the characteristics of different fibers. These basic techniques can be mimicked in your home studio. The class will culminate in creating small, personal books of our handmade papers.

$30 Materials Fee includes various plant pulps; dyed pulp; stencils and additives; mold/deckle/felts/pelons for forming and pressing paper; plastic apron; all supplies (thread, needle, commercial board) needed to make final journals.

Materials you needed: A willingness to have fun, put your hands in a bucket of slurry, and get messy! 

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