DIY Papermaking: Additives & Inclusions

with Sophia Hotzler
Tuesday, July 30; 6–9pm CT

Learn how to experiment and play with pulp, paper, and color in this virtual, do-it-yourself workshop. Participants will be given space to experiment with incorporating additives and inclusions into their paper. Instruction will cover tinting pulp, playing with additives in the vat, experimental ways to pull and couch a sheet of paper, and adding found materials (such as thread) to freshly couched paper. 

Participants may choose to work alongside the instructor during the workshop or to watch the demonstrations and make paper later. Some experience with papermaking is helpful, but not required.

This workshop is fantastic for those who want to learn how to add color and inclusions to their handmade paper with easily accessible tools at home. Please note that instruction will only briefly cover basic pulp processing and tools. For an in-depth workshop on basic pulp processing and sheet formation, register for DIY Papermaking at Home when offered in the future.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D

$70/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$35 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). 

Please note: Registration closes 7/26 at midnight (CT).