Sculptural Papermaking – Gretchen Schermerhorn
August 14 - August 18| $750
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $50
Class limit: 6
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Let’s take paper from 2D to 3D and from flat to full! Students will learn how to build armatures and moulds for creating three-dimensional paper forms. After an overview of basic papermaking techniques, students will learn how to make forms from wire, reed, mesh, and nylon, which act as supports for high shrinkage abaca and flax pulp. Students will also learn how to create moulds from alginate and how to use the vacuum table to create bas-relief paper pieces. Emphasis will be on working with a variety of pulp, from translucent and high shrinkage, to opaque and low shrinkage. Students will leave with a collection of samples and handmade paper sculptures.
Gretchen is one of the keepers of the faith in the hand papermaking community, and for good reason. She is passionate about paper, has deep skills, and is a gracious teacher.
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Gretchen Schermerhorn is a printmaker and papermaker and is currently the Artistic Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, located just outside of Washington DC. She received her MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University, and her prints, installations and works on paper have been exhibited in Arizona, New York, Boston, and Washington DC, and are a part of national and international collections. She has received Individual Artist grants from both the Maryland State Arts Council and the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council.