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No Sheets Required – Objects in Pulp – Fafnir Adamites
July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019| $800
This workshop will focus entirely on the sculptural possibilities of paper pulp. Starting with simple armature construction methods, students will learn how to take paper from 2D to 3D in this hands-on workshop. Materials such as wire, reed, string and mesh will be used as armatures to support paper pulp like abaca and cotton. A number of casting methods will be introduced, including dipping, casting pulp around found objects and creating molds in clay. Emphasis will be on experimentation, understanding the inherent qualities of the materials, and strategies for building volume with paper pulp. Students will explore the sculptural impact of repetition, texture and surface design like stitching. This workshop is perfect for beginners or experienced sculptors looking for new ways to express themselves in 3 dimensions.
Fafnir Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. Fafnir is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Fibers Area at Indiana University, Bloomington and has taught workshops at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Women’s Studio Workshop and Arrowmont School of Art and Craft. They are a Board Member of the Surface Design Association, a member of North American Hand Papermakers and the Midwest Fiber Art Educator Network. Fafnir is based in Western Massachusetts.