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Pop-up workshop! Van Dyke Brown on Handmade Paper


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Registration ends Wednesday, Oct 31!

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The Morgan Conservatory & Cleveland Print Room are hosting our first-ever workshop collaboration!

Pull sheets of handmade paper at the Morgan (Sat/Sun November 3-4) and bring them to the Print Room (Sat, November 10) to create photographic images using the Van Dyke Brown process.

Students may sign up for an individual workshop or for both.
- Receive a 15% discount when you register for both workshops

Learn more and sign-up:

Paper Making or BOTH classes register Here.

Vandyke Brown class ONLY register Here.

Papermaking with Purpose at The Morgan Conservatory:

November 3-4, 10AM-4PM

In this two-day workshop, you will learn every step of the papermaking process as well as painting with many thin layers of finely beaten cotton pulp. You will pigment fiber and form sheets of abaca as the canvas for pulp paintings. With the sheet still in the mould and deckle, you will paint and stencil using colored cotton mixed with formation aid, overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber to create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers as well as graphic artworks. No prior experience required.


Van Dyke Brown Process at Cleveland Print Room:

November 10, 11AM-3:30PM

The Van Dyke Brown process, invented in 1889, yields a tonal, rich brown print when contact printed using a UV light source. Students will learn to coat papers as well as exposing, processing, and manipulation of prints in this one day workshop. Negatives printed on transparency paper are typically used to create work. Further manipulation can be achieved by incorporating various mediums like watercolor, pastel, or colored pencil once the prints are dry.
Registered students should email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com any images (up to 6) that they would like as negatives. Students should bring objects (think photogram) and any additional negatives. In addition, text may be incorporated into prints through handwriting or printed text on transparency paper.

Papers, chemistry and transparencies (six images per student) will be included in the cost of the class. Watercolors, colored pencils and pastels will also be available for student use.