Have you ever wanted to try your hand at papermaking?
This fun 2 day workshop will give you an opportunity to make your own paper using pulp from recycled paper, natural dyes, and even seeds. The paper we make can be used for decorations, stationery, scrapbooking projects, gifts, and more! The papermaking process we will use in this workshop will be a collaborative effort with fellow participants, and students should be prepared to work with lots of water and get messy in the studio!
Supply Fee: $45
2 day Workshop
Faculty: Evelyn Wong (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist exploring themes of history, trauma, culture, race, and gender through the lens of personal narratives as well as her Asian American heritage. Her explorations using artist’s books as a conceptual device reference Chinese and Asian American topics, including histories and narratives, legends and mythology, as well as culture and traditions, in order to bring visibility to the presence of this diasporic population in the United States. Their experimentations into papermaking, alternative printmaking, and installation often reference back to the artist’s book. Evelyn’s work has been exhibited recently in the Maine College of Art & Design AlumniTriennial Exhibition. Others include the Northern Arizona University Art Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, and the Museum of Craft and Designin San Francisco, California. Residencies include The Studios at MASS MoCA and the Ellis- Beauregard Foundation Artist’s Residency Program. Wong received her BFA from the University of South Carolina and MFA from Maine College of Art, and was awarded the 2019 Professional Development and Creative Entrepreneurship Grant at Maine College of Art to launch Fireball Bookbindery, where she currently crafts hand-bound journals and notebooks inspired by Asian traditions in materials, designs, and book-bindings.
Supplies: 1-4 quarts of white and off-white paper scraps (no ink please!), cut, torn, or shredded into ½” up
to 1” or smaller pieces (can be shredded), soaked in water
Waterproof gloves (rubber, latex, nitrile, vinyl, etc.)
Non-hinged mould & deckle between 5” x 7” up to 9” x 12”
11” x 14” up to 16” x 20” sheet of scrap plexiglass, plastic cutting board, or other non-porous
3” or larger Hake brush (preferred) or flat nylon brush
Clothing iron (optional)
Spray mist bottle (optional)
Small/flat seeds of your choice (optional)
All students + faculty are required to:
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