FA17 Make and Illuminate Paper

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Saturday October 7

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Make and Illuminate Paper
Instructor: Pam Gale
Saturday, October 7; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 8; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
$85 Member / $95 Non-Member
Limit: 12 students

Enter the world of handmade paper in this two-day class focused on creating beautiful papers that will become the sides for a lamp. The class offers a brief history of papermaking as students practice the motion of dipping the mold and deckle into the pulp and pressing it onto blankets. Students will learn how to add decorative elements such as leaves, flowers and seeds to their paper. Students will also build the wood structure support of the lamp and learn simple electrical wiring. Lighting the lamps will be the finale of the class. Supplies are included. Students may bring pressed flowers, leaves and other flat found items for decoration.

Pam Granger Gale is a retired art teacher with 31 years of experience teaching all ages and various media with a special interest in papermaking and marbling.  She has a bachelor’s in art education from Limestone College and studied papermaking at Penland School of Crafts and at Asheville Bookworks. Pam teaches classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School, and Eco Depot where she also exhibits her work.