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Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board: Techniques in Paper Casting
July 18 - July 22| $300 – $1200
Light as a Feather, Still as a Board: Techniques in Paper Casting – Sarah Rose Lejeune
Dates: July 18-22, 2022
Tuition: Sliding Scale $300 – $1200
Lab fee: $100
Class limit: 8
Registration for this workshop is full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please email [email protected] or call our office at 845-658-9133.
Using experimental casting processes rooted in fiber properties and hand papermaking techniques, students will learn to record dimension and texture with paper pulp. Beginning with technical basics such as fiber processing in the Hollander beater and western sheet formation, students will apply these skills to a variety of non traditional paper casting methods such as embossing with the hydraulic press and vacuum table, carved and collaged low relief moulds, found moulds, use of additives, and laminate casting objects with high shrinkage fibers. This experimental workshop will emphasize the unique nature of paper as a casting medium through a wide exploration of this material. This course will cover ways of working applicable both to professional and more improvisational studio contexts. All levels are welcome.
Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah Rose Lejeune graduated with High Honors in Studio Art from Oberlin College in 2015 and followed various opportunities for residency, work and internship at The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH, The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, The Dirt Palace in Providence, RI, Dieu Donné in Brooklyn, NY, and more. SR completed the Core Fellowship Program at the Penland School of Craft in the Winter of 2018 and worked at Penland as the Books and Paper Studio Coordinator through Summer 2021. SR is currently working towards their MFA in sculpture at the Yale School of Art.