Paper Making Workshop: Two Day Series - Saturday May 14th (10am-1pm) & Sunday May 15th (12pm-3pm)
$130 (Includes two 3-hour sessions and all basic materials*)
*Does not provide extra materials you may bring such as decorative papers, flowers, glitter, etc.
Paper is everywhere. We use it to read about the latest news, to wrap birthday presents, and to leave ourselves little sticky reminders. You can find paper almost anywhere and chances are, you have a lot of it lying around your house, lurking in drawers and clogging up your recycling bin. It is one of those commodities that we take for granted. But what happens when you make paper is that it becomes intentional, beautiful, important and precious! In this class, students will learn the basic techniques involved with papermaking and simple bookbinding. Students will learn the techniques involved with papermaking, pulp preparation and basic sheet formation. The class atmosphere will encourage individual creativity along with experimentation. This second half of this course will also focus on the structure of accordion and pamphlet stitch book binding. Students will leave this class with the knowledge and ability to make handmade paper and artist books anywhere with common household items.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Joseph Ray grew up in Upstate New York. He is a graduate of Munson Williams Proctor Institute, received his BFA at the State University of Oswego, and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In his own work Joseph’s mediums include oils, inks, watercolor, charcoals, encaustics and graphite as well as works on traditional canvas, he makes his own paper to be used as a medium in addition to a surface. His work has been shown both locally as well as nationally and currently revolves around the science of perception, the physical and psychological interactions between our senses and how they determine our understanding of our surroundings. He currently lives and works out of the Worcester area as an Artist and educator.