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Veterans and the Arts Initiative – Papermaking Workshop
March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Patrick Sargent, USAF (Ret.),
Artist, Printmaker, Papermaker
Saturdays, March 2, March 9, March 16, and
March 23 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop covers the basic techniques of hand
papermaking using rags or old clothes and includes
deconstructing materials using the Hollander Beater; pulp
preparation; sheet forming; couching; pressing; and drying.
Instruction includes an overview of techniques for at-home
papermaking using locally sourced and affordable materials.
Also included: bookbinding techniques, silkscreens, and
casting objects using previously hand pulled sheets.
This class is designed as an introduction for new students
who will create their own artwork to frame! Clothing and
shoes may get wet. Wearing rubber-soled shoes and old
clothing is recommended. This workshop series is FREE
and open to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families;
children ages 12 and up may participate alongside their
parents. Space is limited.