June 17th, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Paper-making is a centuries old craft that is practical and easy to learn. In this workshop, participants will learn to recycle scrap art or office paper into beautiful new paper using materials easily gathered or found at home. We’ll make pulp using a hand-held blender, form sheets of plain and decorative handmade paper, and consider a few options for drying. Pulp will be enhanced with color and special ingredients to create a wide variety of papers suitable for printing, book arts, painting or drawing. 3Dcasting will also be demonstrated.
Rejin Leys is a Haitian-American mixed media artist based in New York. She has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, her drawings and prints have also been featured in such print publications as Small Axe, Boutures, The North Star Fund’s Annual Report (2000 and 2005), and the Bread & Roses Cultural Project Social Justice Calendar, as well as online publications such as Repeating Islands. In 1995 she was awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Tuition: $150 members / $175 non-members. Become a member.