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Pulptypes: Hybrid Print & Papermaking – May Babcock
July 17 - July 21| $750
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $50
Class limit: 6
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Pulptypes are the product of an image-making technique that relies solely on handmade paper pulp and results in works that resemble monotypes or woodcuts. It’s a printerly style of pulp painting. In this workshop you’ll learn how to correctly beat and color pulp for pulptyping, plus we’ll cover several approaches to image making with this technique. Next we’ll carve woodblocks, ink them, and cast wet paper pulp into the woodcut. This special technique results in the most detailed, embossed print you’ve ever seen. Additionally, we’ll experiment with turning pulptypes into three-dimensional objects. Each of these techniques will be introduced with a demonstration and examples. After each demonstration and discussion, students will work individually with one-on-one instruction to help realize their projects.
This workshop is excellent for anyone with some printmaking and/or papermaking experience. Group discussion on the work created during the week will take place on the last day.
This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.
What May calls pulptypes is really a super inventive technique informed by printmaking, but created solely in papermaking. She ran a fabulous class last summer, marked primarily by the level of productivity of each student.
May Babcock graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs with a BFA in painting and printmaking and has an MFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Her practice combines printmaking, hand papermaking, and book-arts techniques. Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally, and is the founder of Paperslurry.com, an active blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking.