Co-hosted by SCAP & The Southeast Guild of Book Workers
November 7-8, 2015 // Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm
This two-day papermaking workshop is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of traditional hand papermaking as a form of personal expression. Participants will learn the history and techniques of traditional papermaking by transforming their own clothing into sheets of beautiful paper. Using garments of personal significance, each participant will gain direct experience in breaking rag, beating fiber into pulp, and forming sheets using traditional and contemporary applications of hand papermaking. The finished sheets will be usable for letterpress, silkscreen, etching, laser (electrostatic) and ink jet printing, as well as bookbinding, drawing, watercoloring, and painting.
The class fee (including supplies) is $95 for students and Guild of Book Workers members, $115 for general registration. Payment must be made in advance. Space is limited to 10 students. For additional questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drew Matott received his MFA in Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College-Chicago and his BFA in Printmaking from the Buffalo State College. He co-founded the Combat Paper and Peace Paper Projects and has used papermaking and the book arts as a form of social engagement, advocacy, therapy and community building in India, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Spain, Kosovo and Poland. Currently, Drew divides his time between teaching at colleges, doing art residencies, completing studio work, designing new papermaking endeavors, and co-directing Peace Paper Project.