Miniature Framed Paintings

with e ainsley
Saturday, June 15; 10am–4pm CT

Create a painterly paper sculpture while exploring two methods of papermaking: pulp painting and sculptural papermaking using a silicone mold. Start by making a silicone mold of a picture frame (outer dimensions no larger than 8 x 11 inches). Then, explore various styles of pulp painting through the use of stencils and freehand work. The pulp-painted sheet of paper is placed into the image area of the silicone mold and paper pulp is packed around the remaining area to form the frame. Once completely dry, the paper sculpture can be removed from the silicone mold to reveal a small pulp-painted work of art framed in paper pulp! 

Please note that sculptures will be taken home to finish drying in the mold. Instructions for removing your sculpture will be shared.

Bring your own papers, journal pages, photos, and old documents to turn into pulp along with a frame from home or a thrift store (outer dimensions no larger than 8 x 11 inches). Some papermaking experience is helpful, but not required.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A or B

$170/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 materials fee
$85 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 materials fee
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.

Please note: Registration closes 6/10 at midnight (CT).