Handmade Paper & Encaustic – Tatana Kellner & Laura Moriarty
August 13 - August 17| $800
August 13 – 17
Studio: Papermaking and R&F
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $60
Class limit: 6
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
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 Laura 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.
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 makes process-driven sculpture and works on paper whose forms, textures, and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth. Born in Beacon, NY, she received training through an apprenticeship in hand papermaking (1986-1990), and is otherwise self-taught. Laura’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Among her honors are an Individual Support Grant from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, a Baer Art Center Residency in Iceland, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and a Ucross Foundation Residency.