Introduction to Papermaking
Papermaking is a perfect medium for beginners, and for experienced artists it is unlike any other medium! Learn the basics of hand papermaking as we explore basic techniques and experiment with different botanical ingredients. We will learn the basic history of papermaking, the fundamental materials and tools, and then we will literally dive into sheet formation as we use beautiful flowers and other botanical items to design and enhance each sheet. Items may be gathered outdoors for use in paper designs. Students will leave with their "wet leaves" and be offered ideas for further exploration and development. Each paper can become a framed work of art, an item of stationery for personal use, or a unique gift! Be prepared to get wet and messy and to learn this exciting renewable technique. No prior experience necessary.
Angie Follensbee-Hall has been a professional artist and yogi for over 20 years. She is a member of the League of NH Craftsmen, The Vermont Handcrafters, and the New Hampshire Art Association. Angie has exhibited regionally and nationally and has won art awards through the League and NHAA. She has been an art instructor at Granite State University, leading classes in The Creative Process in Art, Papermaking, and Art From Natural Materials. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher, Ayurvedic Consultant, Attunement Practioner, a Certified Experienced Yoga Teacher, and has trained over 40 area Yoga Teachers. To learn more about Angie, visit her website.