Friday, February 22, 2013

Helen Hiebert Lecture & Workshop

Helen Hiebert, Guest Artist
March 16th & 17th, 2013
Anderson Hall & Papermaking Studio UArts, Philadelphia
Co-Sponsored by the Guild of Papermakers and the University of the Arts Book Arts program

Lecture Saturday am from 10:30 – 11:30 AM  Free and Open to ALL, Anderson Hall, UArts, 333 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. (Ask Guard for room number upon arrival.)
Internationally recognized paper and book artist Helen Hiebert will share examples of her most recent work, including her limited edition artists’ books, a video documentary about the Mother Tree Project, her traveling community installation about motherhood, and the Secret Life of Paper, a short film about abaca. She will also discuss her adventures in writing how-to books and using social media in the paper world. For more information on Helen's work, visit

Watermarking Workshop, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, UArts paper studio
Watermarking is a technique unique to handmade paper which is useful in making books, lamps, lanterns and more. Join Helen Hiebert as we experiment with wire, fabric paint, and rubber to create watermark designs. We will attach the designs to removable screens, place them on top of papermaking moulds and form sheets which will reveal the watermarks. We will discuss and experiment with suitable watermarking pulps, and we’ll also explore layering sheets of paper to make watermarked images that are visible without backlighting. Each participant will make a couple of watermarked screens, pull sheets using those screens, and will be able to take the screens back to their studio for continued use. We will also do a watermark exchange, so that every participant gets to take home a variety of watermarked sheets. Fee…$170 per person, email to register or for more information.