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Paper, Color, and Translucency: Luminous Images – Sarah Bertrand-Hamel

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

| $750

July 25-29
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $40
Class limit: 6
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This workshop will cover the process of making vibrantly colored, translucent paper sheets. Each participant will pigment their own pulp and produce multiple sheets of different colors, experimenting with mixing and overlaying, watermarks and inclusions. Beginners are welcome and will learn a specific way of working, among many others that they can discover later if they catch the papermaking bug! Those with some papermaking experience will enjoy the special focus on beating and pigmenting pulp. We will work with a deckle box as well as with regular molds. Different drying options will also be presented.

Towards the end of the week, participants can create an assemblage using their newly made sheets. From an image of their choice, they will learn how to make a pattern and how to assemble paper pieces using a sewing machine. The result will look like a stained glass, revealing its intense colors as the light goes through.

And this is just the beginning: this paper is excellent for drawing, ink painting, origami, and so on. It’s our hope that you’ll be inspired to use your new paper in many ways!

Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.

Sarah was in residence at WSW last year. One of the great things about being at WSW is watching artists work in the studios and when someone appears who is working outside the box, working in a way that’s new and really exciting I immediately think SAI. Sarah does amazing work with/on paper…as you can see.


Sarah Bertrand-Hamel

Sarah Bertrand-Hamel lives and works in Montreal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in studio arts form Laval University and an MFA from Concordia University. She has studied papermaking at Dieu Donne in NYC, and stained glass at Studio du Verre, Montreal. She has exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally in France, the Czech Republic, and Japan.



July 25, 2016
July 29, 2016
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