Papermaking with Plants
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Registration Required. Join our expert papermaker Nicole Donnelly to learn how to make paper by hand, start to finish, beginning with plants from Greensgrow Farms! We will learn various terms associated with Western papermaking, how to test plants for good fiber quality, and cover best practices for sustainable plant harvesting and plant-papermaking.
In the autumn and winter, plants go into a period of dormancy. This is a great time to sustainably harvest the fiber of perennial and annual plants for papermaking. We’ll get hands-on making paper from plant material; come prepared to get your hands wet and pulpy. It is advised that all participants wear a shirt that allows for rolled up sleeves and closed-toe, waterproof shoes. Everyone will leave with a few sheets of their own hand-crafted paper to take home!
Nicole Donnelly is a papermaker, visual artist, and independent teacher based in Philadelphia, PA. She is the current President of IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists), and the founder of paperTHINKtank, Philadelphia’s first community accessible hand papermaking studio. She teaches workshops in paper, and book arts at paperTHINKtank and The Soapbox, and courses in papermaking at Fleisher Art Memorial and PAFA. She was a resident papermaking artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the summer of 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.