Process, community and collaboration will be the themes of this 2 part workshop. Starting with raw materials, transform plants into sheets of paper and bind them into handmade books. In the first session, learn the details of harvesting, cooking, and blending plant fibers into a workable pulp. Get hands-on in the vats of pulp to collectively pull sheets of paper from 4 common plant species. Working together, the group will produce shared stacks of paper for bookbinding. In session two, you will transform the handmade paper to create a series of hand stitched pamphlet books that can used for drawing and journaling, or as a reference for future paper making explorations. Participants will work together to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Everyone will take home at least 2 books, reference handouts, and the skills to make plant based paper and pamphlet books on their own.
$75-100 per person, sliding scale. Pre-registration is required.
Class size is limited to 8 people.
Alyssa Sacora is a maker that explores plant based mediums in the form of papermaking, book arts, basketry and natural dyes. She finds her place in the garden amongst the vast array of art supplies that she grows. By staying in tune with her natural surroundings, she finds inspiration and innovation while connecting with tradition. She brings clear instruction, patience, and creativity into the classroom. Her home is in Fairview, NC where she resides with her husband, cats, and bees on their homestead, The Patchwork Underground.
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