Emphasizing 2-D techniques, this 5-day intensive will be an intensive yet fun adventure. A different aspect of sheet formation will be covered each day, resulting in a complete education of the many possibilities of working flat. Expect to go home with a large portfolio of handmade paper Monday: Sheet Forming Overview of fiber/pulp preparation, sheet forming, and drying techniques. Coloring of pulp, translucency and opacity, use of formation aid and coagulant to create special effects. Participants will make their own watermarks. Tuesday & Wednesday: Pulp pouring and pulp painting On the first day students will form 30" x 40" sheets using the pulp pouring mould, a fully self contained system for making large paper without using a vat. The second day we explore the world of image making in hand papermaking through a technique known as pulp painting. Finely beaten and pigmented bleached flax will be applied to the base sheet using squeeze bottles, paint brushes, stencils, and watercolor pencil transfers. Participants will create a complete work in handmade paper and learn ways of editioning pulp painted works. Thursday: Vacuum table and pulp spraying: Using our 4' x 6' vacuum table, each participant will have ample time to create low relief, high relief, large, small, free form and shaped works using the studio's many deckles and colored pulps. Meanwhile, using a pulp sprayer and stencils, layers of colored pulps will be sprayed to form large sheets. Friday: Japanese papermaking Using authentic Japanese su/getas, participants will make traditional Japanese paper using kozo, mitsumata and gampi fibers. Decorative techniques will be demonstrated.