Sep 17, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join artist Debbie Jircik at her studio outside of Eagle River as you celebrate Harvest Season by learning how to harvest and transform wild and cultivated plant fibers into handmade papers.
This class will take you from plant to paper as you learn the techniques involved with creating functional papers made from plants. Students will learn about and experience a variety of garden based and wild plant fibers suitable for making paper including corn husks, day lily and cattails and leave the class with sample sheets of handmade paper from a variety of fibers and with the knowledge to set up a simple papermaking setup at home. Plant fibers will be provided and you will have an opportunity to gather your own materials to experiment with as inclusions. As time permits, we will discuss the ways that locally sourced plant dyes can be incorporated into our papers.
All levels of experience are welcome to participate. $55 class fee includes materials fee. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the scenery.
Pre-registration is required. Pay in full by September 13th or reserve your slot with a $15 deposit with the remainder to be paid in full.