Papermaking

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This hands-on workshop introduces foundational papermaking skills like pulling, couching, pressing, and drying pulp to create rectangular sheet of cotton paper. Through making their own paper, students will also learn the basic history and science behind papermaking and the role of the beater, cellulose fiber, and hydrogen bonds. 


Papermaking at Spudnik Press is a low-tech non-toxic process that requires limited access to special facilities, and can be incorporated into home studios or classroom settings. In additional to fans of handmade paper, this workshop will benefit artists, printmakers, and art appreciators who want to better understand how paper is created.  


Each student will create about three unique sheet of cotton paper, embellished with pulp painting. This is a wet process, so dress down for this class. 

What's Provided

All other supplies.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Don Widmer is a book and paper artist who uses hand papermaking, relief printing, and bookbinding (separately or in combination) to create unique works of art. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Arts program, Don launched his paper arts business, Lion of Bali, which exhibits at numerous arts and craft fairs throughout the Midwest. Much of his work is inspired by travel and his background in ethnomusicology. Don primarily uses a technique called pulp painting to create his handmade paper artworks, particularly his images of urban architecture. He has had several residencies at Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Don has recently set up his papermaking studio in Skokie, Illinois.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Savannah B.
    Reviewed on 03/29/19

    I've been looking for a papermaking class for awhile now and this was perfect! Great history of papermaking and instruction. Would absolutely recommend for those curious about this wonderful craft.

    I've been looking for a papermaking class for awhile now and this was perfect! Great history of papermaking and instruction. Would absolutely recommend for those curious about this wonderful craft.

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    Liat S.
    Reviewed on 08/26/15

    Good hands on class, very professional.

    Good hands on class, very professional.

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    Aaron Z.
    Reviewed on 06/18/15

    Caroline was great. She made sure that everyone was involved and kept things moving along at an appropriate pace.

    Caroline was great. She made sure that everyone was involved and kept things moving along at an appropriate pace.

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