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Books & Paper P Summer Session 5

BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 6
JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
Akemi Martin
From Substrate to Substance: Dimensional Papermaking

This experimental, hands-on workshop will expand your concept of what paper can be. Beginners and veterans alike will explore how paper pulp can be manipulated into 3D forms. We’ll make and use various relief matrices (often used in printmaking) and rubber molds as we move from the subtleties of debossed sheets to relief casts made entirely of paper pulp. All the while, we’ll cultivate an understanding of basic papermaking techniques such as beating and pigmenting pulp and forming sheets. Students will have the opportunity to make relief plates and at least two rubber molds (and the resulting paper casts), and they are encouraged to bring molds and relief plates to experiment with. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Director/master papermaker at Pace Prints (NYC); teaching: Cooper Union (NYC), Penland (NC), State University of New York Purchase (NY), Dieu Donné (NYC), Gowanus Studio Space (NYC); publications: Hand Papermaking.

Akemi Martin and Leonardo Drew, 31P, cast and pigmented handmade paper, 12-1/2 x 12 x 2 inches
Akemi Martin and Leonardo Drew, 31P, cast and pigmented handmade paper, 12-1/2 x 12 x 2 inches