Papermaking with Plants
This event is being re-scheduled in June. Watch this space for updated information coming soon!
From plants to pulp to paper – learn how to make paper with plants from the Botanic Garden, specifically invasive plants. Produced sustainably and archivally, we will create paper as it has been done for centuries. In this workshop, you will form sheets of paper from various pulps and learn to make pulp paintings with multi-color designs and images. Along the way, we will discuss the history and development of papermaking around the world.
Instructor: Laura Post earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and a BA from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies. She incorporates traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Western printmaking and papermaking techniques in her work. She uses invasive plant species from different ecological regions to create sustainable paper and pulp paintings.
Location: FWBG Conservation Greenhouse Classroom