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Unusual 3D Techniques for Papermakers – Melissa Jay Craig

August 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015

| $1035

August 1-7: 7 days!
Tuition: $1,035 ($932 members)
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 6
Class is full, call for wait list
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This highly individualized 3D extravaganza will focus on using kozo and high shrinkage fibers, either separately or together, to make compelling paper forms, and the use of fiber reactive dyes to provide brilliant color. Working with pulp, sheets, and bark, we’ll cover the construction of simple to complex structures. Removable and reusable armatures are adaptable for making editions or series or can become integral parts of unique works. We’ll discuss installation strategies. The class is excellent for people with some previous basic papermaking experience and sculptors who want to explore a new medium.

This workshop is now full, but you can still be placed on the waitlist! Call us at (845) 658-9133 for more information.


Melissa Jay Craig

Melissa Jay Craig is a sculptor, book and installation artist whose primary medium is handmade paper. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in museum, rare book, print and artists’ book collections. She is represented in the Chicago area by ZIA Gallery.  Melissa has been awarded numerous grants and residencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts studio residency in papermaking at Women’s Studio Workshop, three full fellowship residencies at Vermont Studio Center, and the Faurest Fellowship for artist educators at the Mary Anderson Center. Recently, she was named the 2014 Prairie fellow at the Ragdale Foundation. Her wordless sculptural books have been featured in diverse publications such as Fine Books and CollectionsSurface Design JournalQuiet Lunch and a number of literary publications including Spoon River Poetry ReviewPloughshares and the Paris Review. She lives in Chicago.


August 1, 2015
August 7, 2015
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