Introduction to Pulp Painting

$ 190.00

March 4th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Michelle Wilson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 4th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 4th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn the basics of making handmade paper in the European tradition. Students will the basics, from dry fiber to sheet formation, as well as techniques for embellishing bare sheets into works of art using a technique called Pulp Painting. Pulp painting uses finely beaten paper pulp that can act almost like paint to make brilliant imagery in handmade paper. When dried, the painting is an actual part of the paper, which can stand alone or be transformed further through drawing, printing, traditional painting, or whatever you can think of for a mixed media creation. This class will cover various pulp painting techniques including direct painting, stencils, collage inclusions, and other means of pulp-based mark-making. Techniques for making paper at home will also be discussed.

Students will leave the workshop will a number of their own wet papers that will dry at home.

*No prior experience necessary. 

Materials to Bring: Roll of paper towels, fabric, lace, thread, interesting papers for inclusions in handmade paper.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, March 4, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Michelle Wilson

MICHELLE WILSON is a papermaker, printmaker, book, installation, and social practice artist. Her practice includes frequent collaborations with other artists; in particular her ongoing projects Book Bombs (with Mary Tasillo) and the Rhinoceros Project (with Anne Beck). She has been making paper and books since 2002. Wilson has an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts, and a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She has taught classes at Magnolia Editions, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Print Center, the Kala Art Institute, and currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University. 

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