EVENT: Experimental Papermaking

Helen Hiebert experimental paper lamp structure

To view this event and more, please visit – http://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/

Experimental Papermaking
Date/time: March 20 & 21, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00
Instructor: Helen Hiebert
Location: Sculpture Studio, Department of Art & Art History, Art and Architecture Building; and Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Workshop fee: $195

Handmade paper is a wonderful, lightweight material perfect for creating low relief and three-dimensional objects. Spend Friday placing embedded wire, string, and reed between wet sheets of high-shrinkage abaca and return the next day to find it magically transformed into dry, structural paper shapes for building. Further manipulate the dry sheets into forms ranging from lamps and lanterns to sculptural wonders. Experiment with glue, thread, wire and other fasteners to craft unique paper objects to take home.

Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, and artist books using handmade paper, thread, and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific University. Helen exhibits her work internationally; she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, Paper Illuminated, Playing with Paper, and Playing with Pop-Ups. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends.

To register for these workshops, call 801.585.9191<tel:801.585.9191> or email bookartsprogram@utah.edu

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