Books & Paper Summer Session Six
August 8-19, 2021
Susan Gosin and Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Contemporary Papermaking for Book Arts
Students in this workshop will learn to prepare pulp and make paper sheets from a wide range of fibers, including linen, cotton, kozo, and abaca. In-depth explorations of pulp painting, coloring, collaging, stenciling, and watermarking will lead to the design and production of books and dimensional artworks. We’ll cover numerous traditional and contemporary book structures and produce two artist book prototypes and an accordion-style portfolio for paper samples. The instructors will meet with students individually to help guide each person’s process from concept to production. Students are encouraged to bring imagery, poetry, text, and collage material for inspiration.This workshop is open to adventurous students of all levels of skill.
Susan: studio artist, co-founder of Dieu Donné (NYC), co-chair of Dieu Donné Papermill (NYC), president of Dieu Donné Press (NYC); developed curricula and designed programs for various schools, including The New School (NYC) and Bibliotheca Alexandria (Egypt); Printmaker Emeritus award from Southern Graphics Council; exhibitions/collections include Metropolitan Museum (NYC) and Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Cynthia: associate professor and director of curatorial affairs at Kennesaw State University (GA); other teaching: University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Memphis College of Art, University of Georgia Cortona Italy Program, Haystack (ME); residencies: Yaddo (NY), Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Visual Studies Workshop (NY); 2021 Maker-Creator Fellowship at Winterthur Museum (MD)