Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GARDEN PAPERS- Papermaking Workshop with Mary Hark

 I was so pleased to invite and work with Mary Hark this summer at Kutztown University.

Summer Institute Workshop with Mary Hark, artist and academic from St.Paul and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Mary Hark is an Associate Professor in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hark is proprietor of HARK! Handmade Paper Studio which produces small editions of flax, abaca and linen papers, as well as unique paperworks that are exhibited internationally. She is working to establish the first hand paper mill capable of producing high quality papers in Ghana, where she spends several months each year.

http://www3.kutztown.edu/arteducation/Radyk_Papermaking.html 

GARDEN PAPERS-
Papermaking Workshop for Teaching Artists and Studio Artists

The materials were collected from local gardens and on campus.




 Paper on the studio windows.







 

 The beautiful projects and handmade paper. Two weeks worth!













ARU/CFT 542 COLOR & TEXTILES:  GARDEN PAPERS-
Papermaking Workshop for Teaching Artists and Studio Artists



June 29 - July 3, July 6 - 10, 2015

Workshop participants will produce a portfolio of beautiful, high-quality papers, appropriate for book arts, collage, printmaking and simple sculptural applications using common bio-waste found in your yard or your garden, along with Asian fibers. Starting with a thorough discussion of the many qualities handmade papers can carry, students will consider how different fibers and processing decisions influence the physical properties of the final sheet. A simple approach to Asian papermaking, as well as affordable ways of setting up a papermaking studio in your classroom capable of producing strong, well-considered papers without expensive equipment will be the basis of this week long investigation. Simple plans for building equipment as well as many samples of garden papers will be shared. Soft, ephemeral and airy, or tough and bark-like; paper can be an absorbent material that carries fluidity with ease or possesses a dense impenetrable face. Paper has potential to carry a “smooth as glass” surface or become a field of lush texture. Skin or substrata, this wonderful material has endless possibility. 
All levels of expertise are welcome. Students will leave with the information necessary to create pop-up guerilla papermaking in their own classrooms, backyards, and studios!

INSTITUTE FACULTY
  Mary Hark (MA University of Iowa, Iowa City; MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is an Associate Professor in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hark is proprietor of HARK! Handmade Paper Studio which produces small editions of flax, abaca and linen papers, as well as unique paperworks that are exhibited internationally. She is working to establish the first hand paper mill capable of producing high quality papers in Ghana, where she spends several months each year.

Michael Radyk, (MFA RISD) is Area Head of Textiles at Kutztown University. He is a recipient of a Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant.  Recent exhibitions include: Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now at Brown Grotta Arts, Wilton, Connecticut,Fibremen International, Kherson, Ukraine, FOCUS: Fiber 2014, Erie Art Museum, Small Expressions, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, and the International TECHstyle Art Biennial, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.