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Art Alliance Offering New Class With Renowned Papermaking Artist

by on July 31, 2012 5:53 AM

The Art Alliance of Central PA developed a new class this summer with renowned papermaking artist Mary Sullivan.

Three classes will take place over the course of two days in Lemont — one for parents and their children, one for teens and one for the general public.

Classes are currently limited to 12 students each and are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Marie Doll, executive director of Art Alliance of Central PA, said that as a papermaking artist Sullivan is “very well known in her own right,” and that they were glad to bring her in.

In these classes, Sullivan, who has taught papermaking classes all around the world, will teach students the basics of pulp preparation (using cotton, abaca and recycled paper), sheet forming, couching, pressing and drying, using fiber papers and recycled papers.

Students are even asked to personalize their work by bringing in stamps, dried flowers, string, wool ribbon, paper clippings letters, photographs to embed in the papers. And they will also learn the art of embossing and laminating.

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