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Re-paper: Breathing New Life into Discarded Paper with Mikayla Patton

July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023

| $350 – $1200

Re-paper: Breathing New Life into Discarded Paper with Mikayla Patton

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2023
Studio: Papermaking
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $350-$1200
Lab fee: $100
Class limit: 8

For student material list click here.

Through recycling and repurposing, we will utilize papermaking as a way to rethink and revive “waste”. Let’s explore the power of handmade paper! Participants will learn a wide range of handmade paper techniques from processing recycled materials into pulp, sheet formation, and image production like embossment, pulp painting, color, stencils, found objects, and stitching. 

Learn how to incorporate objects such as seeds, coins, string, and beads to make both physical and conceptual marks on paper artworks. Turn existing paper ephemera like newspapers, letters, and more into either a standalone art piece or a substrate for new work! In this week-long workshop, we can shape and layer our own stories into paper.

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a deposit. From the drop down menu below, please select your desired tuition level. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.


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Mikayla Patton

Mikayla Patton (b. Pine Ridge Reservation) is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and mixed media artist. Through the interplay of recycled paper-making and earth elements, Patton creates sculptural objects that explore Indigenous intimacies, personal narratives, and the transformative power of repurposing materials. While utilizing her Lakota knowledge of creative methodologies and adornment, Patton aims
to address shared themes of healing, growth, and renewal.

In 2019, Patton obtained a BFA with a focus in Printmaking from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work exhibited at the Texas Tech School of Art (Lubbock); All My Relations Gallery (Minneapolis); and the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Patton has been mentioned in Hand Papermaking Magazine, First American Art, and Pasatiempo. She received fellowships, awards and residencies through the Roswell A-I-R Program; Ucross Foundation; The Studios at Mass MoCA; First Peoples Fund; and Native Arts and Culture Foundation. Patton is currently living and working on the east coast.


July 10, 2023
July 14, 2023
$350 – $1200
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