Handmade Paper: 3-Day Workshop
About the instructor: Barbara has been making handmade paper on and off for many years. Initially she made paper back in the 70’s, but really didn’t get hooked until June 2012 at Feather River Art Camp, a beautiful Sierra Nevada environment near Quincy, California. That is where she spent a week of hands-on paper making. It was such a rewarding experience that she did it again in 2013. Over time Barbara has studied at other venues and gathered the equipment & supplies needed to make paper on her own. Since then she has developed her own practices and procedures to make beautiful handmade paper.
Title: Handmade Paper: 3-Day Workshop
Instructor: Barbara DiSalvo
Dates: October 18, 19, 20
Days & Times: Mon. & Tues., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Day One: Papermakers will prepare pulp using cotton, abaca or bleached abaca. The pulp will be cut in small pieces, soaked and beaten. Each papermaker will prepare their individual vat and choose a mold & deckle for making paper the following day.
Day Two: Papermakers will make paper. They will use a mold & deckle to pull pulp from the vat and transfer it to a pellon, transforming the pulp into a piece of paper. The pellon with paper still on it will hang overnight to dry.
Day Three: Papermakers will gently remove their handmade paper from the pellon and rinse off the pellon. They will leave with several pieces of their own unique handmade paper.
Fees: $195 Members; $215 Non-members
Materials: All supplies and materials provided by the instructor
Notes: Limit of 2 students. 18 years old and above. All skill levels. Bring a bag lunch and beverage
Individual custom workshops can be arranged with the instructor upon registration/
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