Sculptural Paper: From Pulp to Form – Fafnir Adamites
July 30 - August 3| $800
July 30 – August 3
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 6
This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.
Starting with basic papermaking techniques and simple construction methods, participants 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 pulps like abaca and flax. We’ll introduce a number of casting options as well, including a “refined” papier-mâché technique and casting around found objects. This class will emphasize experimenting, understanding the inherent qualities of the materials, and strategizing how to build volume with paper. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced sculptors looking for new ways to express themselves in three 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 was a recent Studio Residency Grant recipient at Women’s Studio Workshops and is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and at The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls, MA.