Large Format Papermaking

$ 205.00


In this class you will explore the exciting and challenging world of large format papermaking.  Larger paper requires more technical skill, more pulp and more time. However it also allows for more experimentation and artistic expression.

This is a 4 week class, 3 hours per week.
Thursdays, May 7th to May 28th
6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

Price includes materials, details and course outline below.

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– Class begins by practicing sheet forming and couching using 12″x 14″ and 16” x 20” European moulds and deckles in a big vat.  You will learn how to compensate for the extra weight of water in larger moulds and still create even well made paper.

– You will work with 16”x 24” Nepalese deckle box style of papermaking, which allows for one of a kind paper made by mixing a variety of pulps. .

– We will demonstrate techniques for making experimental sculptural  sheets on the vacuum table that are up to 36” x 60”. You can work both individually and collaboratively to create sheets of unusual sculptural paper.

– We will teach a variety of ways of preparing pulp for different effects and demonstrate use of the Hollander beater.

– Students will explore a variety of fibres including flax, hemp, cotton and abaca that will show the variety of quality, texture and colour possibilities.

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Papermaking or equivalent.


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