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Sat, Sep 30



Recycled Papermaking Workshop

A two-day workshop to learn how to turn paper scraps into pulp using the hollander beater, form new terrazzo style sheets using a mould and deckle and experiment with wet techniques!

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Recycled Papermaking Workshop
Recycled Papermaking Workshop

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 10:00 AM – Oct 01, 2023, 4:00 PM

Philadelphia, 127 E Phil Ellena St, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

About the class

Join this two-day workshop to learn about the papermaking process from start to finish! Bring your own paper scraps to recycle back into pulp using the professional hollander beater. We will learn how to operate the beater together and beat multiple batches of recycled pulps. We will practice European sheet-forming techniques using a mould and deckle. We will incorporate creative techniques including embedding, collage and pulp-painting. We will learn how to pigment pulps including basics in color theory, using additives like retention aid, formation aid and methyl cellulose to create different effects, and using the deckle box to make sheets without a vat. Each session includes a hands-on lecture, technical demonstration, viewing of works in the Studio K collection and lots of experimentation. No prior experience required!


Each workshop includes a Show & Tell Hour scheduled two weeks after the class to pick up finished artworks.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Interested in a workshop but out of your budget? Submit this form for full and partial tuition assistance:


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