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Handmade Paper & Encaustic – Tatana Kellner & Laura Moriarty

August 7 - August 11

| $750

August 7-11
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $40
Class limit: 7
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Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days, participants will work with Tana in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, abaca, flax, and ArtFarm fibers. Once we master the basics, we’ll investigate how to best use the special qualities of each fiber, creating collages by layering, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

After lunch on Wednesday, we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints, where our handmade paper will be just the starting point. After Cynthia leads an introduction to basic encaustic techniques, students will create deeply layered collages by working directly on the handmade papers or mounting the handmade sheets on panels. Techniques will include saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving.

This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.

Tana first became interested in papermaking while trying to give dimensional quality to her photo etchings. This was an impetus for WSW to build a hand papermaking program back in 1978. She spent over 10 years working full time in the studio and managing a bevy of others producing thousands of sheets of paper, notebooks, bound journals, and of course her own work in collage, and pulp painting, frequently employing encaustic. Really, she has such deep experience and expertise, there’s no reason to reach beyond the walls of WSW to find a great teacher.


Tatana Kellner

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Tatana’s work has been featured in over 25 solo exhibitions, most recently at the Garrison Art Center, Kentler International drawing Space, the Everson Art Museum, the Samuel Dorsky Musuem of Art in New Paltz, and SUNY Albany. Tatana is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Banff Centre of the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Saltonstall Art Colony, Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artpark, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Foundacion Valpariso, Hessisches Landes Museum in Darmstadt Germany, Ragdale, Weir Farm and most recently at the Ucross Foundation.

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings and works on paper whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.

Born in Beacon, New York, she received training through an apprenticeship in hand papermaking (1986-1990), and is otherwise self-taught. Since 1992, Laura’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “Moving Mountains” at Oklahoma State University’s Gardiner Gallery, “Intimate Monuments” at OK Harris Works of Art in New York City, and “Scratched Record” at the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Recent group exhibitions include “GeoMagic: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection” at New Mexico State University, Los Cruces; “Empire of Dirt” at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University; “Translating Earth, Transforming Sea” at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas; and “Field Notes: Revisions” at the Jyväskylä Art Museum in Finland. Moriarty’s work is held in the permanent collections of The Philip and Muriel Museum of Art at Ursinus College; The New York Public Library; the Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio; The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium; and The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University.


August 7
August 11
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