The paper maker’s craft is centuries old, but the finest papers in the world are still made in much the same way. In this class you will learn to make sheets of gorgeous cotton rag paper to take home at the end of the workshop, that can then be used for fine writing paper or to make a journal. There will be discussion about making paper at home, incorporating native plant materials in handmade paper, and samples of various handmade papers to look at. Learning from hands-on work and demonstrations, you will gain a basic understanding of the hand papermaking process and knowledge that will enable you to explore other facets of papermaking as well, such as native plants, pulp painting, paper sculpture, and more. This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced paper makers. Come and learn new skills or refine old skills.
Tuition $125. Member Tuition $95. Materials fee $10.
LOCATION: This class will be held at Chester Creek Press, 29 Pine Knolls Road, Chestertown, NY 12817.
NOTE: This class will take place in the instructor's professional studio. A great chance to experience this work where it happens. Please bring a lunch with you.