10:00 am - 2:00 pm
PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS WITH ARTIST DEBRA KETCHUM JIRCIK
Thursday, May 27
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
At Circle of Life Studio located 3720 Gaffney Drive Eagle River, WI 54521
Cost $70. per person
Includes all class materials.
No experience necessary.
Deadline for payment/registration: May 20
MAKE YOUR OWN HANDMADE PAPER
Learn the basics of the fine art of hand papermaking in this class while also learning about plants used for papermaking. Paper artist Debra Ketchum Jircik walks students through a brief history and the process of making paper by hand. Learn the basics of how to prepare pulp and fibers, pull a sheet, couching, and drying to create a sheet of paper using Western sheet forming techniques using daylily leaves, milkweed and other plants. Students will know everything they need to begin making paper on their own at home. Course participants will leave with several sheets of their own handmade paper.
About the Artist – Debra is a native of Milwaukee. After working with clay for over thirty years, she has shifted her focus to fiber. She has been hand papermaking for over 20 years, working with the medium in a variety of ways, and has been fortunate to study with generous teachers. She enjoys sharing art through teaching and organizing/working on collaborative community art projects and environmental installations. Her current creative practice reflects her interest in minimizing her environmental impact. Debra’s most recent creative forays have been into natural dyeing and growing her own dye plants including Japanese Indigo and eco-printing as they relate to her handmade paper.
Wear smock, apron or other appropriate clothing
Pack a bag lunch and beverage
LOLA will make every effort to keep students and teachers safe. Social distancing, hand washing & sanitizing procedures must be followed. LOLA REQUIRES visitors to wear a protective face mask.