Introduction to Papermaking Intensive

$207.00

This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper.

Class times:

  • Saturday, November 18th + Sunday, November 19th 2017
  • Saturday, January 27th + Sunday, January 28th 2018
  • Saturday, April 14th + Sunday, April 15th 2018

Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience required.

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Description

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive is a combination of our beginner level – Nepalese PapermakingDeckle Box Paper and Introduction to Western Paper. Students will learn traditional European style sheet forming with fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila Hemp) and Ontario hemp. We will explore the differences of pulling with a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. Techniques such as laminating, shaped sheets and inclusions will also be introduced, with opportunity for participants to bring in their own found material to experiment with. Basic Nepalese style deckle box is covered as well – a high walled mold and deckle, placed in a container of water allowing the pulp to suspend while pulp is dropped and mixed in. This allows individual pulls of different coloured pulp, mixes of different fibres and/or found materials to be part of the final sheet.

Students will leave this course with 30-40 hand-pulled custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

Date & Time

Available class times:

Saturday, November 18th + Sunday, November 19th 2017
2 day class, 5 hours each
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

Saturday, January 27th + Sunday, January 28th 2018
2 day class, 5 hours each
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Flora Shum

Saturday, April 14th + Sunday, April 15th 2018
2 day class, 5 hours each
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

$207
Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience required.

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ABOUT FLORA SHUM

Flora Shum is an artist, educator and cultural worker. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from OCAD University. She is the co-director of Paperhouse Studio and co-founder of Paperhouse Outreach Collective, where she carries forward the vision for paper as the medium, and community building programming for youth living on the margins. Flora works with creating identity through multiple access points using found objects, paper, printmaking, digital and new media, and has exhibited internationally and locally. Flora is a teaching assistant at OCADU and instructs at both Paperhouse Studio and Open Studio. She is also a project coordinator at Mozilla Foundation’s Hive Toronto and sits on the board of Hand Papermaking.

 

ABOUT EMILY COOK

Emily Cook is a visual artist, arts educator, and cultural administrator that identifies as disabled. She studied printmaking at Ontario College of Art and Design and holds and MFA from Louisiana State University. She runs Paperhouse Studio – an experimental studio rooted in paper as the medium – with Flora Shum. Her practice includes book arts, papermaking and installation. As a founding member of Paperhouse Outreach Collective, she works on arts and cultural initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for artists who may otherwise find themselves faced with barriers to success. She lives in Toronto with a lovely roommate and cat called Doom.

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Date

Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th 2017, Saturday, January 27th and Sunday 28th, 2018, Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, 2018