residency, workshops and experiences

RESIDENCY
We offer residencies in the paper arts. These are for the newcomer to the advanced to explore paper fiber as a medium. Andrea will guide you through personalized technical and aesthetic possibilities. Contact with any questions or concerns.

EXPERIENCES
We offer small groups an opportunity to explore a hands-on art experience in the ceramics or paper arts, from girlfriend get togethers to an employee work based retreat. If interested call us and we can talk possibilities.

WORKSHOPS
 to sign-up for workshops e-mail or call us and we will send you a registration form

Experimentation with Pulp Imaging
September 28 & 29, 10 – 4:30 CST
fee: $275.00
If you have been curious about utilizing pulp as an imaging tool for your work or your students this workshop is an introduction to pulp as an art medium. We will focus on understanding common fiber types, beating lengths to achieve certain effects, and pigmenting pulps. We will use techniques such as inclusion, stencils, and free form pulp drawing and painting like methods to achieve works of art. We will explore water-based drawing mediums directly onto fiber prior to the finishing process. This workshop is intended for art professionals who want to experiment with this medium for their artwork or share with students.

Paper Basics and Surface Design
September 22, 10 – 12:30 CST
fee: $85.00
Explore papermaking basics. We will play around with several papermaking techniques with a couple of fibers, work with pigmented pulp, and paste paper. Paste paper is a decorative technique in which you apply a pigmented paste to create designs in a sheet – they can be works of art or used for other art processes.

Paper Basics Extended
September 26, Oct 3 & 10, 10 – 12:30 CST
fee: $285.00
We will be doing everything in Paper Basics and Surface Design and more. Each week we will introduce a new fiber and try out a new surface design technique like suminagashi. We will be making a couple simple book structures with some of your papers on the last day.