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Annual Kozo Harvest

Join us for the annual kozo harvest! Paper mulberry, or Kozo, is a fiber that has been used for making paper for over 2000 years, and it grows right here in Philadelphia, abundantly. The harvest…

Papermaking with Local Invasive Plants

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about native-agressive and non-native invasive plant species growing in the Philadelphia area and how to make paper from them. We will begin with an introduction and identification of…

Papermaking for Printmakers

Using abaca, cotton rag, and kozo fibers, Papermaking for Printmakers will introduce printmakers to some of the best fibers for woodblock, etching, and combination printing techniques that utilize chine colle. This is a one-day workshop…

Kozo Preparation Day

After we harvest Kozo (paper mulberry), we need to prepare the fiber for papermaking. Come learn the process! Everyone is welcome to help hand-process our kozo fiber, which is harvested in December. Our main tasks…

Simple Watermarks & Image-making

In a watermark, light passes through paper to reveal a design or the symbol of its maker. In this workshop, participants will design their own simple watermarks (using only pencil and scissors!) to create imagery…

Introduction to Pulp Painting

Using pigmented cotton, linen, and abaca, learn how to move paper pulp in a painterly way. Pulp paint is its own distinct medium, which both behaves like a traditional paint, but with slightly different rules….

Pulp to Paper, Print to Book

In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the process of making paper by hand and the nuances of selecting and using various pulps for different effects in a finished book. On Day 1 of our…

Intro to Western Papermaking

This is a one-day workshop spent in the wet paper studio. Beginning with the mold and deckle, students will learn the basics of Western hand papermaking: the tools and materials used, the properties of various…

Sculptural Papermaking – course

at Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia WHEN: Monday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm January 7th – March 11th, 2019 Adult class, all levels welcome Explore a range of techniques which take handmade paper from two-…

Intro to Japanese Papermaking

Papermaking with Philly Kozo In this one day papermaking workshop, students will learn all of the steps in kozo fiber preparation, get an introduction to the unique methods and materials of Japanese style hand papermaking,…