TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm 

Papermaking with Plants

This workshop is sold out.

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. Post uses her training in Chinese language and East Asian studies to incorporate traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Western printmaking and papermaking techniques in her work. Additionally, she uses invasive plant species from different ecological regions to create sustainable paper and pulp paintings. Laura is currently on the faculty at University of Texas Arlington and lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Previously she was a Lecturer in the Foundations area at Indiana University, Bloomington. There she spearheaded a grant project to use invasive plants to make paper.

Registration Deadline: September 15

$65/$55 member

Location: BRIT building (grounds)

This is held outdoors with 6′ distance between participants. Masks are not required during the class but are available for those who wish to wear one.

Materials: Provided


Sep 18 2021


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The event is finished.