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Introduction to Papermaking

October 23, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

An Introduction to Making Paper at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.

In this introductory course you will learn the basics of western-style papermaking including sheet forming, and how to easily modify moulds to create different shaped sheets, as well as proper studio cleanup. A materials fee covers pre-beaten cotton/abaca pulp, as well as use of moulds, deckles, felts, and drying system. Students will need to pick up dry paper from the studio the following week.

Please note: We require all visitors to the Soapbox wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. The instructor reserves the right to ask you to leave if you do not comply.

About the Instructor

Olivia Caro is a current Board Member at the Soapbox, whose work in papermaking and bookarts focuses on themes of identity and home. They are a teaching artist fellow with ArtistYear, and have assisted with and taught workshops at the Soapbox, Penland School of Crafts, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the Dallas GA Public Library, and Grinnell College.

Cost

$35 for Current Members of the Soapbox/$40 for Non-Members

Plus a $10 materials fee that covers ink, paper, screen, emulsion, and use of our equipment.

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-papermaking-tickets-169878939481

Organizer

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-soapbox-community-print-shop-amp-zine-library-26170124449

Venue

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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