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Papermaking Classes

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Papermaking Classes



Fall 2018 Papermaking Art Workshops
with Jane Ingram Allen
at The Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, Building 32, Studio 107
Contact Jane by phone 857-234-2432 or email
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Introduction to Hand Papermaking: Explore techniques of hand papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking. Learn how papermaking can be used for a variety of art creations and make an array of handmade papers using cotton, abaca and local plant fibers.
• Saturday, Sept. 29, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee: $125 – Materials and equipment provided

Papermaking for Printmakers: Learn to make handmade with Western and Japanese techniques that can be used for letterpress printing and other printmaking to give unique qualities and special effects. We will create paper sheets up to 11” x 17” using a variety of fibers that have unique textures and various natural colors. Methods of beating, pressing, joining, drying and sizing the handmade paper sheets will also be covered.
• Saturday, Oct. 6, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee: $125 – Materials and equipment provided

Papermaking for Fiber Artists: Papermaking is just another way of using fibers! Learn to make handmade paper from a variety of plant fibers and combine hand papermaking with various fiber art techniques, such as weaving, basketry, stitchery, quilting, crochet, spinning, etc. We will create handmade paper and fiber art mixed media works using pulps made from abaca, mulberry, cotton, and other locally collected fiber plants. Using two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques and natural colors and textures from the various plant fibers, expand your horizons and discover new possibilities in fiber art.
• Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee $200 – Materials and equipment provided

Japanese and Asian Papermaking: Focus on Asian techniques and fibers. Learn Japanese papermaking and other unique Asian techniques to create handmade papers from exotic plant fibers such as abaca (banana species), kozo (paper mulberry bark), lotka (Daphne bark) and local fibers that are Asian in origin. Learn to use Jane’s sugeta (Japanese mold and deckle) as well as Western style molds to create Asian and Japanese papers that can be thin, almost transparent but very strong. Watermarking, inclusions and other Asian-inspired techniques will be covered.
• Saturday, Nov. 17 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee: $125 – Materials and equipment provided

Papermaking Studio Rental: Jane’s Papermaking Studio is available for your personal rental (weekdays or weekends) at a fee of $15/hour (minimum of 4 hours). To rent the studio you are required to take at least one workshop with Jane and attend a special session with Jane about using the studio. Jane will prepare materials and be there for consulting. You will have use of the studio space and Jane’s equipment. Materials cost will depend on what pulp and other materials from Jane are used and will be discussed at the studio session.