Paper Manipulation - Extra payment
3 and 4 Feb 2024 | 2 day
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Tutor - Elaine Cooper
Saturday 3 February 2024, 10.30am - 4.30pm
and Sunday 4 February 2024, 10.30am - 3.30pm
A rare opportunity to enjoy two fascinating days of paper exploration and experimentation with master papermaker Elaine Cooper. This is a hands-on workshop investigating paper and its versatility as an art form. Develop new skills by exploring various Japanese paper art forms and discover a range of traditional techniques. Learn how to cut and transform a single sheet of paper into a thread, layer sheets and make waterproof, add textures and patterns for use as fabric or simply change its surface characteristic.
These techniques were once used for weaving, bookbinding, clothing, sculpture and much more. Expect the unexpected whilst focusing on process rather than a completion of a single artwork.
There will also be discussions on the historical and contextual elements of paper and how it played an important role in Japanese culture.
This course is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.
All materials and supplementary papers provided, although you can bring in any lightweight papers for testing.
Please bring a notebook, wear clothes and shoes suitable for a studio environment, and bring a bag or portfolio for taking work home.
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