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Plants to Paper

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June 1, 2024
June 2, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

In this two-day workshop, participants will focus on the responsible harvesting, processing and crafting of plants into paper. You will learn what local plant fibers are best for making paper, take a plant walk to identify plants good for making various types of paper and learn what tools are needed for processing different fibers. Finished papers can be used for collages, books, drawings, prints, cards or just to hang up and enjoy. A spirit of community making will be encouraged as participants collectively gather, process and create papers that are very specific to time and place.

About the Instructor(s)

Jenn Woodward & Gary Hanson founded their Portland based handmade papermaking studio, Pulp & Deckle in the fall of 2012. At the studio they teach others about the magic of papermaking via a series of unique workshops in marbling, Western style papermaking with recycled & natural (plant) materials, pulp painting & more! When not teaching, they make their own custom paper products for retail & wholesale. Jenn discovered papermaking while earning her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As drawing is her primary medium, Jenn integrates handmade paper in much of her work.

Jennifer J. Woodward and Gary A. Hanson are the co-owners of Portland, OR based papermaking studio, Pulp & Deckle. They've taught workshops, operate a papermaking artist residency program, and create collaborative artworks. They endeavor to create a welcoming class environment where students of all levels and backgrounds feel welcomed.

Materials List: Students Bring

Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes

Dried plant materials (that are mostly flat), yarn, thread, tissue paper, wrapping paper (all optional)

Apron for protecting clothes

Shoes that can get wet and have good traction for a wet floor

Optional: Rubber kitchen gloves

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Soda ash

Formation aid


Tin foil

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