Introduction to Paper Sculpture
October 6th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Michelle Wilson
- Workshop Type: Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: October 6th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: October 6th, 2019 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
For any student interested in using handmade paper to create sculptural forms with armatures, this is a class for you! Students will learn building methods for armatures and ways to wrap and dip their armatures in handmade paper prepared in a way that is called "high shrinkage". In this method, paper pulp has been beaten for a long period of time to absorb a large amount of water, and dramatic transformations can occur when the form dries. Due to time constraints, the sculptures will be small, but techniques will be discussed for working larger.
*Please note – this technique involves a lot of water, and students will get wet. Please wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Sculptures will need to remain on site for at least 24 hours before they can be picked up, due to the wet nature of the class.
Materials to Bring: Optional: Students can bring sketches to work from, or come up with their ideas on the spot.
Workshop Fee (includes $35 materials fee): $200.00
Date & Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
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.
Past Student Reviews:
“INTERESTING TECHNIQUE AND MATERIAL, well presented.”
“Michelle was a knowledgeable and pleasant teacher. She went to a tremendous amount of effort and spent a great deal of time preparing for, then cleaning up after the class.”
“Generous with her time and materials. Very experienced.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133