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Sailing into Summer Papermaking

Dear Paper and Book Arts Friends,
If you watched any part of the Winter Olympics in Japan, you may be as
taken with the Japanese culture as I am. This summer, Seastone Papers
will offer the opportunity to work with Richard Flavin of Joinji Press
in Ogawamachi, Japan, who will be part of our July papermaking
experience. There are three intensive papermaking workshops happening
here on Martha's Vineyard in July.

Hand Papermaking for the 21st Century Classroom, July 8-10, a three day
workshop designed for classroom teachers, art teachers, parents, and
those who work with students to combine creative writing with computer
generated text onto handmade paper. This workshop customizes curriculum.
The first session will focus on a sensory approach to writing art-based
poetry and designing this text in a word processing program. Using a
variety of papermaking techniques, including multiple dips and fiber
collage to create decorative sheets of paper, participants will learn
how to integrate papermaking with writing, computer printing, and the
ancient art of Japanese bookbinding.($290 plus $20 materials fee)

A papermaking intensive: Unusual Eastern and Western Handmade Paper,
July 12-July 17, coincides with the annual Dard Hunter meeting in
East meets West with a dynamic teaching duo: Richard Flavin, the
proprietor of Joinji Press in Japan, where he produces limited edition
books, decorative papers, and one of a kind artwork, joins Amanda
Degener, co-proprietor of Cave Paper, currently the interim director of
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Participants
will make an extensive variety of traditional and nontraditional papers.
Morning sessions begin with yoga for papermaking. Initially, each
participant will construct a sugeta to take home. Participants will
learn the Eastern traditions of papermaking using Japanese kozo to
create a variety of decorated papers such as rakusui shi, momigami,
orizome, unryushi, and kira gami. Western sheet making with Belgian flax
will include surface treated sky paper, O'Malley crackle, and gelatin
sized walnut and black papers. Students will boil walnut husks to
achieve a natural brown dye and dip into an indigo vat for lightfast
layered indigo papers. Each participant will bind a reference book made
with samples of the papers. Evening events will include studio visits to
bookbinder Mary Elizabeth Pratt, papermaker Eva Gallant, and Garneau and
Water's Indian Hill Press. Beach picnics and island scenes are part of
the itinerary, where after a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, you?ll be ready
for the wonders of the Vermont landscape and the Friends of Dard Hunter
annual meeting.($390 plus $75 materials fee)

After the Dard Hunter meeting in nearby Vermont, Seastone Papers will be
offering a four day workshop:
Paper in Public: Handmade Paper for Sculpture/Installation Art, July
This workshop will explore handmade paper for large-scale installations
and public art projects. Participants will learn how to design site
specific works; do proposals and maquettes; make armatures as well as
cast and shaped forms; explore the idea of making paper art works which
change over time; and learn how to make paper works durable for outdoor
use or fireproof them for indoor public spaces. Emphasis will be on
discovering creative solutions and making innovative use of materials
and techniques. Participants will work on a large-scale collaborative
installation work of multiple parts which will be conceived and executed
as a group project during the workshop. Each person's contribution will
be a unique unit of the whole, and everyone will be able to take home
his/her contribution at the close of the workshop. The collaborative
installation piece will be installed temporarily at an indoor site, on
the beach, or other selected site. You can visit the instructor, Jane
Ingram Allen, at her website http://www.borg.com/~allents/ for a look at
her work. ($325 plus $30 materials fee)

Sandy Bernat
Seastone Papers (508-693-5786)

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