Thursday, September 22, 2016

Papermaking at the School of Visual Philosophy

Last June I taught a Japanese Style papermaking workshop at the School of Visual Philosophy, and then, as usual, was swept up in everything and didn't blog about it. But this fall I was invited back, this time as two roles, to co-teach a multi-week paper sculpture class with Yori Seeger, and to develop the class curriculum was also being an artist-in-residence in the space.

So, in honor of my upcoming class, I thought I'd post some photos. The upcoming class is their first experiment with this model, focusing both on technique as well as developing content, and I'm very excited.

We held the Japanese-Style papermaking class in the print shop - if you look around the photo above, the vats were on a table between the litho presses. Below, you can see the workspace.

It was a PACKED class, I think we ended up with fourteen.

The printshop at SVP not only has litho, but screenprinting, letterpress and etching.

(Some folks might recognize the white press above as the one that used to be at the San Jose ICA Print Center, which is, alas, no more).

The craziness of my late summer and early fall was the launch of my collaboration with Anne Beck, our Rhinoceros Project. It took off at this weekend's Roadworks event - follow the link to the blog for photos! We will be taking over Ramon's Tailor November 19-January 7. Folks are welcome to stop by and sew with us! Hope I see some of you either during the class or at the gallery!

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