GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark

$ 890 usd
Mon, Mar 18, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Fri, Mar 22, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
Aya Fiber Studio, 170 NE Dixie Hwy, STUART, Florida, United States Map
GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark

Class Description:

Using common bio-waste found in your yard or your garden, along with Asian fibers, workshop participants will produce a portfolio of beautiful, high-quality papers, appropriate for book arts, collage, printmaking and other inventive, artful applications.

Starting with a thorough discussion of the many qualities handmade papers can carry, students will consider how different fibers and processing decisions influence the physical properties of the final sheet. A simple approach to Asian papermaking as well as ways of setting up a papermaking studio in your home or classroom capable of producing strong, well-considered papers without expensive equipment will be covered. Simple plans for building equipment as well and many samples of garden papers will be shared.

Students will leave with the information necessary to create pop-up guerrilla papermaking sites wherever they are, and a lovely portfolio of papers made during the week!

Participants will bring:

·        Plastic apron

·        Shoes that can get wet.

·        Rubber gloves (optional, we won’t be working with anything that stains or is poisonous).

·        Notebook and pen or pencil

·        If possible: several brown grocery bags stuffed with plant material such as: day

lily leaves, iris leaves, hosta leaves, (we are looking for the meaty leaves

and not flower petals). Feel welcome to email Mary Hark at hark@wisc.edu, if

you have access to a plant that might work but aren’t sure.)


Relevant Feedback

Karen Mar 25, 2024

I really enjoyed this session! Mary Hark was a great and inspirational instructor who was patient and hardworking. I was also humbled by her work in Ghana and in her local community in St. Paul. I hope to sign up for another workshop soon.

Workshop: GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark
Tina Mar 24, 2024
Workshop: GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark
Sally Mar 24, 2024

Class with Mary Hark was excellent. Studio is a great setting for the work we did. Suzanne took good care of us from coffee, lunch, equipment to dinner suggestions!

Workshop: GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark
STACEY Mar 22, 2024

Mary Hark is a wonderful teacher and an inspiration in the art of paper making. I started the class with no knowledge of the medium and finished with a burning desire to learn more.
Suzanne runs a fabulous studio for the creation of all different types of art work. I felt the facilities were top notch.

Workshop: GARDEN PAPERS with Mary Hark


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