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

Late spring workshops will be listed by February.

In the field: A professional natural fiber papermaking workshop

June 24 – 27, 2019
10 – 4:30 CST
Fee: $925.00, includes all materials and lunch

Natural fiber papermaking is the process of taking a plant/raw fiber and transforming it into pulp to be made into beautiful handmade sheets. This course is designed to experience and understand all aspects of natural fiber papermaking. We will be examining sources of materials, which plants to choose, why and complete identification. We will be looking at the ideas of growing, wildcrafting, and other collection methods, as well as storage of dry fiber. We will be using multi cooking solutions based on the fiber’s need and sustainable techniques. We will examine beating methods for sheet function and aesthetics in the final sheets. We will discuss and utilize a variety of additives such as sizing, pigment and calcium carbonate and others that might pertain. Sheet forming will be executed western style with a few different mould types. We will investigate drying possibilities and equipment for paper to achieve particular results.
The class will look at the flow of the studio, equipment pros and cons, sustainable possibilities and ergonomic choices within the work area with a holistic approach.

Registration is now open until class is full. To register please email that you are interested and we will send a registration form.
By April 1st a $200.00 deposit is required to confirm your spot and full payment to be received June 1st.

This is a tourist area and housing can fill quickly. There are many airBnB’s in the area and we can offer a shuttle service. If you are interested in a roommate we can start a list.