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Introduction to Papermaking
  Explore the creative and fun process of
papermaking using recyclable materials from the
home.  With the aid of a common household blender,
iron, and supplies found around the kitchen students
will prepare pulp and make individual sheets of
handmade paper and envelopes.  Techniques to tint
and texturize will be demonstrated as will ways to
enhance  paper with additives like dried flowers,
seeds, ephemera.
  Students will leave with their own sample work and
instructions to continue working at home. Advanced
supplies and equipment will be discussed for the
more serious papermaker.

Papermaking Beyond the Basics
  Take basic recycled papermaking to the next level.  
In this class students will learn the method of
production papermaking by processing raw plant fiber
material to pulp, 'pulling' sheets from the vat using a
deckle and screen, processing sheets to felts and
pressing sheets to stabilize and remove moisture.  
This method of papermaking is ideal for the student
desiring large quantities of organic handmade paper.
  For the best learning experience it is recommended
students take the Introduction to Papermaking class
as a prerequisite or have some previous papermaking
Tuition rates vary based on
class size.  Inquire about
private or group instruction
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