Emphasizing sculptural paper in art forms, this 5-day session includes armature building and pulp spraying. Participants will use flax and other long-fibered pulps to create three-dimensional and relief forms. Such issues and concerns as shrinkage, translucency and opacity, will be addressed. This is the perfect opportunity to work on that large-scale papermaking project you've been wanting to do, but didn't have the space or the know-how to create it.
Monday: Beating and coloring overview; emphasis on use of overbeaten pulp and methods of controlling shrinkage to make sculpture; coiling.
Tuesday: Methods of making collapsible moulds and using overbeaten pulp to create purely paper sculptures without armatures.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Wed. will be spent designing and building armatures using wood, metal and fabric. On Thur. & Fri., pieces will be covered using various methods of applying pulp including pouring, dipping, piecing and pulp spraying. Both high and low shrinkage pulps will be used. Issues of longevity and durability will be discussed.