Introduction to Papermaking

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July 25th, 2023 6:00 PM

  • Instructor: Trina Robinson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $80
Scholarships available; click here to apply.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

Create your own handmade paper using recycled paper! This environmentally friendly process is a great way to personalize your printmaking projects.

In this class students will follow a step-by-step process to create their own handmade paper that can be also done at home or in their studio using simple tools. They will use a blender to make pulp from paper scraps, form their own sheets using a mould and deckle, then transfer (couch) their sheets for drying. The instructor will explain additional methods that might not be achieved in the short class time but that students may pursue on their own.

The class will include examples of different types of handmade papers using various materials and will end with ideas on how to go even further into the papermaking process in the future, such as adding flower petals and other organic materials (“botanical inclusions”) to add color and texture to your paper.

Please note, papers may be too wet to take home at the end of class. Students should be prepared to return to SFCB after a week to pick up their dry papers if necessary.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 :: 6-9pm

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 three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Trina Robinson (she/her)

Trina Michelle Robinson explores the relationship between memory and migration through film, installations, print media and archival materials. Her work has been shown at galleries and film festivals throughout the country including including the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a Smithsonian affiliate, the San Francisco Art Commission Main Gallery, Minnesota Street Project and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, New York’s Wassaic Project, and the Museum of Contemporary Art - Arlington. As a storyteller, she has told the story of exploring her ancestry with The Moth Mainstage on stages throughout the country including New York’s Lincoln Center and NPR’s Moth Radio Hour. She previously worked in print and digital media in production at publications and companies such as The New York Times T Magazine, Vanity Fair, California Sunday Magazine, and Slack and received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2022 where she was also awarded the 2020 Yozo Hamaguchi Award. She recently had a solo exhibition at MoAD, as part of their Emerging Artist Program 2022-23. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States