Date: August 17 - 21, 2012 (5 Days)
Instructor: Winnie Radolan
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Description: From its early beginnings as a substrate for communications to its present day popularity as an art form, handmade paper comes alive with history, science and creativity. Enjoy a most intense week of learning about the history, science and art of making paper by hand as you splash about in vats of pulp, creating your own 2D and 3D personal expressions. We'll begin with basic sheet forming, then layering, embedding and embossing and the use of veil pulps. We’ll explore the techniques of making paper from vegetables and garden cast-offs. We'll devote a day to eastern or Japanese sheet formation. And we'll move into the third dimension with casting into found moulds and around simple armatures. Expect to learn to prepare pulp simply from plant materials and recycled fibers, how to set up your own vats, and after turning the pulp into paper, how to press and dry it. No experience is necessary, just energy and a spirit of adventure.
Instructor Bio: Winnie Radolan started her papermaking career at the site of America's first paper mill, Rittenhouse Town, over 20 years ago. After a ten year involvement at R-Town, that included running papermaking workshops for adults and children, Winnie moved on and her papermaking adventures became itinerant. She now travels her local states of PA, NJ and DE extensively, teaching in schools, art centers and universities. She currently teaches at University of the Arts and Bucks County Community college in PA and has enjoyed being a guest instructor at the American Museum of Papermaking in GA, at Yale's Center for British Art in CT, at Pittsburgh's Society for Contemporary Craft, and at Penland in NC. She writes an ongoing column about her experiences for Hand Papermaking's quarterly newsletter. In between sharing her love of papermaking with students of all ages, she enjoys making both 2D and 3D works of paper art. Her works are exhibited in private collections nationally and internationally.
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $90
A $30 Registration Fee will be added to your course total. This is a one-time annual
fee for non-members. If you are a current member, this fee will be removed before
credit card processing.