"Water and fire - handmade paper workshop"
B° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
Prof. Ewa Latkowska-Żychska - Head of the Handmade Paper Studio
Assistant: Magdalena Soboń, PhD
The handmade paper course is addressed to artists, graduates and students of Polish and foreign art academies who wish to broaden their skills by the field of paper. During the classes devoted to the art of paper the teachers will realize their authorial programme based on their experience. Participants will gain skills in the field of preparing the pulp out of plants and cellulose and will learn methods of using the pulp to make paper. Finally, the participants will create their own artistic compositions.
The title of the course ‘Water and fire’ refers to the methods of work which participants will learn.
Preparing the pulp used in papermaking is represented by ‘fire’, the element necessary for boiling plants from which the pulp is made. The method is a very basic one, but it is effective and gives interesting artistic results. Water is the next step. It is water which makes it possible to make paper out of the solution. It is water which makes it possible to create an artistic expression. Course participants may refer to both elements while working on the concept of their art work.
Participants will learn to:
- make paper with the use of European and Eastern methods,
- process the pulp out of plants such as: kozo, grass or straw,
- dye the pulp
- dry paper.
The above mentioned skills may be complementary to printmaking and textile art courses. Participants will first learn the basics of papermaking and then realize their own artistic projects.
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
IN COOPERATION WITH:
International Art Centre KAUS Urbino
Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi
Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi