Zea Mays Printmaking is participating in Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, a global “international art ruckus” that tackles the problem of natural resource exploitation—its forms and its consequences, including its effect on art making and human life. Join us in exploring how papermaking, its history and practices, touches Extraction issues. How can we create a visual language using exclusively repurposed, recycled, upcycled, traded, plundered, rescued, appropriated or found materials to express our ideas with handmade paper?
Workshop participants will learn about papermaking history leading up to innovative ways of making paper a sustainable practice, make paper from recycled prints and other materials, and create unique works of paper incorporating collage techniques. The workshop will focus on repurposing and recycling materials – – from pulp-making with non-tree sources such as abaca and plants found locally to transforming print scraps into finished art. We will have up-cycled pulp available from blue-jeans, cotton fabric and mulberry (kozo). Participants are encouraged to bring their recycled prints, bits of fabric, weaving, yarn or thread to fully explore different collage and embedding techniques.
All levels of students are welcome. Handmade paper can be used for multiple art applications, including printmaking, letterpress, collage, books, sculpture and more.
Papermaking experience not required.
This workshop is presented as part of Zea Mays’ “Green to the Extreme” series in which we are focusing on ways to make art that recycles and up-cycles materials.
$275 + $25 materials fee ‐Non‐Members
$245 + $25 materials fee ‐Members