Harvest Papermaking Workshop
October 13 & 14, 2012
With Sheryl Jaffe
18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 01341
HOURS: 9:00-5:00 PM each day
COST: $75*/$125 including materials * sliding scale for low-income
TO REGISTER OR FOR FURTHER INFO ABOUT THE WORKSHOP CONTACT: Call Sheryl at 413-585-9861 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Day Saturday, October 13 we will cover Fiber preparation and the marvels and history of paper. We will make some tools, cook, rinse, beat, blend and cut fibers in preparation for making paper on Sunday.
2nd Day Sunday, October 14 Making paper from a global perspective: su-geta, molds and deckles, floating molds of different sizes and shapes.
We will explore kozo (mulberry), linen (flax), iris, ginko leaf, and corn, other fibers are welcome.
*Bring an apron and shoes that can get wet
*Bring a good pair of scissors, pen and paper for notes
*Bring something flat--a board or cookie sheet for transporting your wet sheets of paper home
Local fibers make beautiful, unique, exotic papers for writing, drawing, printing, origami, cards, wallets, books, etc.
INSTRUCTOR: Sheryl Jaffe MA, Art Education, 1992, University of Massachusetts, BS in Multicultural Art Education from the University Without Walls'1986. I began making paper about 20 years ago in order to create paper sculptures, this was a direct reaction to making sculptures in concrete. I needed to "lighten up". I was a potter in my early art career and I still think like a 3 dimensional person. Paper from plants to me is a sacred, tangible substance you can hold, see light pass through, create and receive messages with. When I am making paper I am so happy, watching the fibers come together, swirl around in the water and form such strong substances. I now live in Ludlow and I teach in Northampton where I work with inventive, creative high school students and teachers. I continue to be fascinated by form, light, nature and people. My art creativity finds expression in making handmade paper and using it to form sculptures, photographs, installations and books. My regular creativity finds expression in my teaching, gardening, cooking and learning. I have been exhibiting my sculptures, installations, prints and photographs for the past 25 years.