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Handmade Paper Workshop

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 04:00 pm



During this all day work shop, participants will learn paper making from self taught paper maker Katy DeMent www.thepaperlady.com. Students will have a crash course in building equipment and making pulps from plants and recycled fibers, while creating handmade paper sheets with a variety of embellishments like color, texture and collage. If you attended a class before with Katy, please feel free to come and build on your skills.
Here is what the day’s schedule will look like:
1. 10am Introduction to paper making; share examples, brief history of communication and the history of paper making, prep materials
2. 10:30am Do you want to make personal molds to take home for
future paper making ? (materials cost $35.00 each for this or we just use mine)
3. 11:00am Making and dyeing pulps from natural and reclaimed materials and fibers, share examples of plant fiber varieties
4. 12:00pm sheet forming with texture, color and random inclusions
5. Press and hang up to dry
1:00 -1:30pm short lunch break
6. 1:30pm Collage – participants may create handmade papers in a larger format while designing a wet on wet collage (can include vintage items from home)
7. 3:00pm How to “depost” and get it all home to dry.
Class takes place on Saturday, April 27 at 10am to 4pm at 601 Georgian Place, Somerset.
The fee for this all day workshop is $68 members/$85 nonmembers payable to Laurel Arts.
Pre-registration is required. Our new payment policy requires students to pay 50% of the total tuition and materials upon registration. This is non-refundable. Call or text 814-442-6217 or call Laurel Arts at 814-443-1835 to register.



Katy DeMent


Laurel Arts Education & Dance Center

601 Georgian Place
Somerset, PA 15501 United States
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