Participants will learn about traditional paper making while exploring more modern paper making techniques with color and texture. They will learn about surface design, texture, and composition while creating sheets of handmade paper from recycled and natural plant fibers. We will form sheets of paper with a variety of fibers as well as the creation of “wet on wet collages” that can include mementos from home. Artists and non artists will enjoy the tactile experience working with natural materials.
Katy Dement - Over the past 30 years Katy has created works in a variety of mediums for both private and corporate collections. She has recently moved to Pennsylvania and continues her studies in the fiber arts. Her fascination with things from the past led to work in collage and paper making. Her most recent work focuses on lighting. With the addition of beeswax as a coating for the paper and the element of light, her new pieces are illuminating. Dement is self taught - living as a maker of papers for 30 years, so experiences will be different from any other paper making class you have taken.