Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tidewater Summer Classes

TIDEWATER PAPERMAKING STUDIO in Del Haven, NJ is offering the following papermaking classes this summer at the south New Jersey shore. Take a 1 day class, or stay the weekend. Papermaking studio rental with instruction/consultation is also available.

July 25 – Cast Paper Vessels
Create personal and unique “story vessels” by using hand-cast paper pulp and including your own memorabilia. Using existing plastic bowls to act as moulds, learn to embed flat inclusions as you form colorful paper vessels, which can commemorate some special occasion or simply be handsome receptacles for your special collections of shells, dried plant materials or
other knick-knacks. No experience necessary for this meditative process.

Price: $85 per person (includes materials) 10am – 4pm

August 1 – Japanese Papermaking

Japanese paper, or washi is known for its transparency, strength and beauty. In this workshop, lecture time will encompass the history and traditional methods of preparing the inner bark fibers that make these special papers of great character. Learn how to cook, clean and pound the fiber and prepare vats to make paper from kozo, fiber from the paper mulberry tree. Practice
traditional sheet formation as well as a few decorative techniques. Bring delicate 2D items to include in your paper if you wish to further personalize your creations. Beginning and advanced papermaking students are welcome.

Price: $90 per person (includes materials) 10am – 4pm

Any Day/s between August 15 – 25 – Studio Concentration Days

Rather than offering the week long Papermaking Intensive in August, I've decided to have Tidewater Studio available for concentrated one or two day sessions in paper areas of your choosing. Would you like a day to play in vats of abaca, rag, plant fibers, with veil pulp for stenciling? Pulp painting? Pouring big sheets? More Japanese papermaking? You name it....

Available dates are August 15th through 25th, if this is of interest to
anyone e-mail me and we can work out details.

September 13th – A Day at the Vats

Spend this late summer day splashing in vats filled with beautiful fibers, making your stash of enticing papers to use for printmaking, collage, stationery or whatever throughout the coming seasons. Denim and other cotton rag, abaca, flax and other unique pulps will be available. This is a day for those who have already taken a class and want more paper!!!

Price: $90 per person (includes materials) 10am – 4pm

For Registration info and & Tidewater Cottage rates contact Winnie, Winnie.r@verizon.net