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Workshops
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Happenings

 

The art of the book thrives on paper made from plants. At Flight Path Press, each studio workshop revolves around the profile of a specific plant, providing participants an opportunity to transform plants into the visual and printed language of paper and books. Hands-on learning in the visual and literary arts is paired with topics in gardening and horticulture, ethnobotany and ecology.

To discuss a partnership, collaboration, or tailored workshop please contact Chelsea Herman at flightpathpress@gmail.com

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Plant, Pulp, Paper: PAPER EDITIONS

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Sat, October 14th 9AM - 12PM

This workshop focuses on editioning 11” X 14” sheets of handmade paper using a blend of cotton and hemp pulp and European-style sheet forming technique. Working in pairs or teams of three, we will produce enough paper for each participant to take home a small edition of twenty sheets ideal for bookbinding, letterpress, printmaking or drawing. A slide presentation of historical and contemporary examples hemp and cotton fiber in hand papermaking is included.

Workshops are capped at six people.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is Saturday, October 7th.

$75.00

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Past Events

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Plant, Pulp, Paper: PULP PAINTING

Session One

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Session Two

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Sat, Sept 9th 9AM - 11AM

Session 1 focuses on preparing a range of pulps for pulp painting. Participants will learn techniques for incorporating colorful pulps into handmade paper.

Sat, Sept 9th 1PM - 3PM

Session 2 focuses on creating poured sheets and large scale pulp paintings.

Plant, Pulp, Paper: PULP PAINTING introduces methods for preparing a range of colorful pulps using earth pigments, the natural hues of locally sourced plant fibers, recycled paper, and rag pulp. Participants will learn techniques for incorporating colorful pulps into handmade paper as the sheet is being formed and create their own pulp painting to take home.

Workshop sessions complement one another yet may be taken individually. Workshops are capped at six people.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is Saturday, September 2nd.

$60.00 per session.

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No to Coal; No to CO2 Pipelines Letter Signing Event

Free hand papermaking demos, a raffle, and light hors devours will be included. Attendees are invited to fill out brief comment cards provided by Iowa CCI opposing CO2 Pipelines and Coal Plants in Iowa. If you are interested in writing a longer letter expressing your opposition to Coal Plants and CO2 pipelines in Iowa, we'll have resources for that and lots of moral support on hand to help you get started! This event is free and open to the public

Friday August 11th 4pm-7pm

Plant, Pulp, Paper: CATTAIL

Session One

Session Two

Sat, July 29th 9AM - 11AM

Session 1 focuses on collecting and preparing Cattail seed fiber; Sheet forming with Cattail seed fiber pulp

Sat, July 29th 1PM - 3PM

Session 2 focuses on collecting and preparing Cattail leaf fiber; Sheet forming with Cattail leaf fiber pulp

Plant, Pulp, Paper: CATTAIL workshop sessions begin outdoors learning about the life cyle of cattail and its many uses! We'll explore a few examples of this plant's significance within cultural and ecological contexts as well as where, when, and how to collect cattail suitable for papermaking. Participants will learn how to process cattail fiber and create a small edition of cattail paper to take home.

Workshop sessions complement one another yet may be taken individually. Workshops are capped at six people.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is Saturday, July 22nd.

$60.00 per session.

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Papermaking: COTTON

Session One

Session Two

Sat, April 15 10AM - 12PM 

Session 1 focuses on sheet forming with rag pulp; Incorporating watermarks.

Sat, April 15 1PM - 3PM

Session 2 focuses on sheet forming with rag pulp; Incorporating color.

For centuries, cotton rag paper has been used for drawing, watercolor, stationary, and book arts. Papermaking: Cotton workshop sessions will explore historical and contemporary examples of making paper from rags and byproducts of the textile industry while transforming second hand cotton cloth into high quality paper to take home.

Workshop sessions complement one another yet may be taken individually. Workshops are capped at six people.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is Saturday, April 8th.

$60.00 per session.

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Papermaking: HEMP

Session One

Session Two

Sat, March 25 10AM - 12PM

Session 1 focuses on processing hemp half stuff; sheet forming with hemp pulp.

Sat, March 25 1PM - 3PM 

Session 2 focuses on processing raw cut hemp; Sheet forming with raw cut hemp; sculptural techniques.

Hemp fiber yields a strong, even paper. Handmade paper from hemp is excellent for drawing, watercolor, stationary, and book arts. Papermaking: Hemp workshop sessions will present historical and contemporary examples of using hemp fiber here in the Midwest for cordage, textiles, and papermaking.  Participants will learn how to prepare hemp for papermaking, practice Western-style sheet forming, and explore creative techniques while making a small edition of paper to take home.

Workshop sessions complement one another yet may be taken individually. Workshops are capped at six people.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is Saturday, March 18th.

$60.00 per session.

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Papermaking: FLAX & LINEN

Session One

Sat, Feb 25 10AM - Noon

Processing flax; sheet forming with flax pulp.

Session Two

Sat, Feb 25 Noon - 2PM

Sheet forming and sculptural techniques with overbeaten raw flax. 

Session Three

Sun, Feb 26 10AM - Noon

Processing linen rag; sheet forming with rag pulp.

Linen rag is made from the flax plant and is found in some of the earliest examples of papermaking. Both raw flax and linen cloth continue to be sought after papermaking materials for the crisp, durable sheets these produce. Papermaking: Flax & Linen workshop sessions will present historical and contemporary examples of making paper from flax and linen whilst transforming both raw flax and second hand linen cloth into quality paper to take home. Workshop sessions complement one another yet may be taken individually.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, February  22nd.

 

$60.00 per session or $160.00 for all three sessions.

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OPEN STUDIO

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2 - 6PM

Please stop in to learn more about the studio, workshop and exhibition space at Flight Path Press! 

 

Enjoy light refreshments, artwork, and papermaking demos using grown and gathered plants. 

Free and open to the public.

Register for a workshop when you pay online or contact Chelsea Herman at (831) 588-6661 or flightpathpress@gmail.comFlight Path Press accepts payment via cash, check or online via debit/credit card.

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