Paper & Place – Ann Marie Kennedy
July 24 - July 28| $750
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $45
Class limit: 6
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Exploring the process of hand papermaking yields opportunities to incorporate natural materials directly into your art making and create artworks which evoke a sense of place. Participants will construct 2D and 3D works of paper, choosing materials that become part of the content. Paper pulps such as linen, flax, and abaca provide a neutral palette for mineral colors, natural dyes, as well as plant and seed textures. A variety of artistic papermaking techniques will be covered, such as using a deckle box, embedding plants, wet collage, and creating simple structures. Colors will be derived from mineral and plant sources. The emphasis will be on creating unique works of paper that reflect elements of the natural world.
Students are encouraged to bring materials that support their art making or ideas about place, such as dried plants, minerals, plant fiber, cloth, textiles/threads, collage materials, etc.
Ann Marie began her work in hand papermaking in WSW’s studio, 20 years ago, when she was an intern. She went on to work with Tim Barrett in Iowa City, then to Penland to manage their paper and print studio. Years later she returned to WSW to produce the artist’s book Plant Dreams. Ann Marie is an avid gardener and a generous teacher who has become an expert in all things paper and botanical.
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Ann Marie Kennedy is an installation artist and papermaker living in Raleigh, NC. She is an Associate Professor at Wake Technical Community College and a member of Bonded Llama Artists’ Studios. She has taught workshops in hand papermaking in MA and at WSW. She has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts, NC and Headlands Center for the Arts, CA and received a Visual Artists’ Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council for 2004-2005. Exhibitions include Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MN), Gregg Museum at NC State University (NC), Artspace (NC), Lillistreet Gallery (IL), Asheville Art Museum (NC) and Waterworks Visual Art Center (NC). She has produced Plant Dreams, an artist’s book published by Women’s Studio Workshop, and was part of Hand Papermaking’s Fiber Exposed Portfolio. Ann Marie received her MFA in Intermedia/Sculpture from the University of Iowa, where she worked and studied with Timothy Barrett at the UI Center for the Book. annmariekennedy.net.
Read Ann Marie’s blog at annmariekennedy.wordpress.com