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Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Papermaking Workshop

When/WhereSaturday, Mar 02, 2019 9:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Scene Shop, Science and Technology Campus
 Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 9:00am 
 Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9:00am 
 Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 9:00am 

Instructor: Patrick Sargent, USAF (Ret.), Artist, Printmaker, Papermaker

This workshop covers the basic techniques of hand papermaking using rags or old clothes and includes deconstructing materials using the Hollander Beater; pulp preparation; sheet forming; couching; pressing; and drying. Instruction includes an overview of techniques for at-home papermaking using locally sourced and affordable materials.  Also included: bookbinding techniques, silkscreens, and casting objects using previously hand pulled sheets. 

This class is designed as an introduction for new students who will create their own artwork to frame! Clothing and shows may get wet.  Wearing rubber-soled shoes and old clothing is recommended.  This workshop series is FREE and open to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families; children ages 12 and up may participate alongside their parents.  Space is limited.

If you are interested in registering for 2019 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Workshops, please email Hylton@gmu.edu, and you will be notified when registration forms are available. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Sponsors:

Azalea Charities, Inc., Frank E. Lasch, Sr. Chairman and Founder, Dominion Energy, Safeway Foundation, City of Manassas, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, J Barrows Sales Training, Performing Arts For Kids (PAK)

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