Papermaking Intensive: Production Papermaking

with Bridget O’Malley
Mon-Fri, June 10-14; 10am-3pm
All skill levels welcome

Are you interested in creating an edition of paper for a print project or a book? Many artists want to use handmade paper that is specific to their project, from a soft paper that takes an impression well to something skin-like and translucent that encourages a relationship to the human body. This workshop will help you to consider what fibers to work with and how to prepare it. Instruction will cover the basics of papermaking, such as, how to use a Hollander beater to make a variety of pulps from just one fiber, sheet-forming, and pressing and drying paper. How to harvest fiber from gardens, as well as, surface coatings and paper treatments such as dyes and gelatin sizing will also be addressed.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category B

$380 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee