Taught by Madison Dawne
‘’Papermaking can be used as a catalyst for bookmaking, printmaking and drawing, as well as an art form all in its own. It can also be a way to recycle materials, utilize natural fibers and be vehicle for planting seeds!
During this workshop, led by local artist Madison Dawne, participants will learn the broad basics of papermaking by forming handmade paper sheets with a traditional mould and deckle using recycled paper scraps and natural fibers.
Students can then experiment with making handmade paper forms, and explore how adding seeds and natural materials can lead to the paper having a functional and plantable purpose!
Everyone will leave with whatever hand formed, seed-filled paper creation they made, as well as a few sheets of pre-prepared handmade paper (sheets take quite a while to try so, using the Martha Stewart principle, participants will get to experience the creation of the paper sheets, but not necessarily leave with the one they personally formed). Beware that this can be a very wet workshop as papermaking involves large vats of water in its process!’’