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Excavated Surface: Experiments in Handmade Paper – Sue Carrie Drummond
August 19 - August 23| $800
This class will cover the basics of papermaking with an emphasis on surface exploration. We will focus on methods to create imagery within the sheet covering techniques related to embedding, watermarking, and blowouts. Participants are encouraged to experiment as they consider multiple approaches to each process working with stencils, dimensional drawing, and even physical objects to create images and leave impressions. The product from this class may range from stacks of experimental sheets, to a series folio editions, or pieces that may be developed further through drawing and printmaking outside the workshop.
Students will learn how to beat paper, proper sheet formation, and how to work with pigments. They will learn to use overbeaten fibers and explore a range of different drying methods. We will also discuss alternative methods of working for those participants who do not have easy access to a professional paper studio.
Sue Carrie Drummond is a papermaker, printmaker, and book artist investigating the relationship between damage and repair as it relates to the psyche and the corporeal body. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and received her MFA in book arts and printmaking at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Drummond was the recipient of the Artist’s Book Residency Grant at WSW in 2017. She was a studio assistant in papermaking at Penland and the artist-in-residence at MCBA in 2015. Her work is included in special collections nationwide.