Hand Papermaking Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA, Oct. 2

Hand Papermaking Art Workshop 

with Jane Ingram Allen

at 5017 Maiden Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

About the Workshops:  

  • intimate setting; class size limited to 5 people.
  • Beginners and experienced papermakers welcome.  
  • Equipment and materials provided.
  • Coffee and tea provided. Bring your own lunch.
  • Questions: 857-234-2432 or contact by email at info@janeingramallen.com

About the Instructor: 

  • Award winning international artist and hand papermaking expert with 40 years of experience. 
  • Papermaking teacher and resident artist in Japan, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Tanzania, France, England, Brazil, and the US.  Fulbright Scholar Award artist in Taiwan and Fulbright Specialist artist in Turkey.  
  • Trained in traditional Japanese papermaking in Japan, and taught papermaking while living in Taiwan for 8 plus years. 
  • Former Art professor at SUNY, Morrisville, NY, and College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.  Former Textile Arts instructor at Foothill College and Canada College in SF Bay Area. 
  • Taught papermaking workshops in US at Women’s Studio Workshop, Peter’s Valley School of Crafts, Morgan Conservancy, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Queens Botanical Garden, Brookfield Craft Center, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center and others. 
  • For more information visit Jane’s Blog at http://janeingramallen.wordpress.com and her website at www.janeingramallen.com

Description of Fall 2021 Workshop at Jane Ingram Allen’s Santa Rosa, CA, studio

Introduction to Hand Papermaking:  Explore techniques of hand papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking.  Learn how papermaking can be used for a variety of art creations and make an array of handmade papers using Western and Asian papermaking with cotton, abaca and other local plant fibers.

  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 10AM to 4PM.  Register by email to info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.  
  • Fee: $150 – Materials and use of equipment provided 

Other workshops in hand papermaking will be offered later in Fall 2021. To be put on the email list to receive updates, contact Jane at info@janeingrmaallen.com

Papermaking workshop in 2019 at Jane’s studio in Santa Rosa

Art Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA, on June 12, 2021, with Jane Ingram Allen

Announcing an Outdoor Art Workshop in Santa Rosa “Making Armatures for Sculpture Using Natural Materials and Basketry Techniques”, Saturday June 12, 2021, 10 AM to 4PM at Jane Ingram Allen’s studio, 5017 Maiden Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

“Making Armatures for Sculpture” will cover how to use natural materials such as reed, bamboo and branches from willow, mulberry, grape vines and other local materials to construct mixed media sculptures or armatures that can have handmade paper, fabric or other materials added later.  Participants will create their own design for an armature or sculptural form using natural materials and natural twine.  We will learn methods for joining and creating sturdy armatures or sculpture constructions. This workshop is designed for beginners or more advanced mixed-media fiber, basketry and papermaking artists.  

Participants should bring hand clippers, scissors, freshly gathered branches or other natural materials, and natural string or twine they want to use.  Jane will also provide some materials and tools, and we will gather materials nearby.  Bring a lunch and drink for a short lunch break.  I have had the Vaccine and hope you have too.  We will all wear masks and maintain social distancing for this workshop that will be based in Jane’s garage studio and outdoors at her home (5017 Maiden Lane) in the Rincon Valley area of Santa Rosa, CA. 

To register, contact Jane by email or phone.  Registration is limited to the first 5 people who sign up.  Cost of the workshop is $125, and payments can be made by check at the workshop, or by Paypal (www.paypal.com) using a credit card to send payment to info@janeingramallen.com

Call Jane at 857-234-2432 or email info@janeingrmaallen.com if any questions.

Here is a photo of a large walk-in outdoor sculpture I made in 2003 at Monarch Sculpture Park in Tenino, WA.

view of “Cocoon” 2002, outdoor walk-in sculpture of branches and handmade paper by Jane Ingram Allen

New Address in Santa Rosa, CA for my Papermaking and Fiber Art Classes

I wanted to let everyone know that I have moved my studio to my home garage in Santa Rosa, CA, and I will be continuing to offer classes, workshops and individual consulting for artists at my new studio space.
The new address is 5017 Maiden Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. My telephone # is the same: 857-234-2432, and email is the same: info@janeingramallen.com

I am happy to have more space for my work and the classes and also not have to travel across town to get to my studio! I look forward to working with you and seeing you soon at the new space.
This photo shows one part of the new studio space just after moving in January 2020.



In Spring 2020 I will be working as an artist in residency for the City of Sacramento, and I will be staying in Sacramento until that project is installed in late April. I will be posting new classes starting in May 2020 here on this blog.

Meanwhile take a look at my other art blog: https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com
where you can see news about all my exhibitions and art activities.

Announcing Fall 2019 Art Classes

Fall 2019 Papermaking and Art Classes
with Jane Ingram Allen
at Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, Building 32, Studio 107
To Register contact Jane by phone 857-234-2432 or email info@janeingramallen.com
https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com and http://www.janeingramallen.com

Introduction to Hand Papermaking
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 AM – 4 PM – Class fee $125 includes materials
In this class learn to make handmade paper using Asian and Western fibers and techniques and create your own handmade paper that can be used for writing, painting, printing, sculpture or mixed media works. A variety of materials, tools, and techniques that Jane has learned in residencies around the world will be covered. This class is for beginning papermakers and more advanced papermakers who want to learn some new methods and use different materials. Continue reading “Announcing Fall 2019 Art Classes”

Summer 2019 Classes for July and August in Santa Rosa

Summer 2019 Papermaking and Art Classes
with Jane Ingram Allen
Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, Building 32, Studio 107
To Register contact Jane by phone 857-234-2432 or email info@janeingramallen.com
https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com and http://www.janeingramallen.com

Handmade Paper Books – Saturday and Sunday (2 days) July 13 & 14, 10AM to 4PM each day – Class fee $200
In this class participants will learn to make handmade paper from a variety of plant fibers and then use this handmade paper to create unique artist books. A variety of Japanese and other binding and folding techniques will be covered. No prior papermaking experience required.

Getting That Grant or Residency – Saturday August 3, 10 AM to 4PM – Class Fee $100
In this class Jane will share information about her experiences as an artist in residence, curator and juror and guide participants in how to increase their chances of receiving a grant or getting support for their work. Jane will critique your resume, artist statement, images of your work and proposals that you are working on and give advice on how to improve your applications and how to find opportunities.

Mixed Media Papermaking – Tuesday through Friday (4 days) August 6-9, 10AM to 4PM each day– Class fee $500
In this class learn to make handmade paper using Asian and Western fibers and techniques and create your own mixed media artworks with handmade paper. Use many different art mediums and techniques with handmade paper such as collage, printmaking, painting, stitchery, weaving and basketry. No prior papermaking experience required.

About the Instructor: Jane Ingram Allen is an award-winning international artist and hand papermaking expert who has been an artist in residence in Japan, Taiwan, China the Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Tanzania, France, England, Brazil, and the US. She was a Fulbright Scholar Award artist in Taiwan and a Fulbright Specialist artist in Turkey. She learned traditional Japanese papermaking in Japan and taught papermaking while living in Taiwan for 8 plus years. She was an art professor at SUNY, Morrisville, NY, and College of St. Rose, Albany, NY, and a Textile Arts instructor at Foothill College and Canada College in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a museum curator and art writer for many years and has taught papermaking workshops in the US at Women’s Studio Workshop, Peter’s Valley School of Crafts, Morgan Conservancy, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Queens Botanical Garden, Brookfield Craft Center, and Mass Audubon Visual Art Center among others.

Spring 2019 Papermaking & Art Classes

About the Instructor:
• Award winning international artist and hand papermaking expert with 40 years of experience.
• Papermaking teacher and resident artist in Japan, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Tanzania, France, England, Brazil, and the US. Fulbright Scholar Award artist in Taiwan and Fulbright Specialist artist in Turkey.
• Trained in traditional Japanese papermaking in Japan, and taught papermaking while living in Taiwan and Asia for 8 plus years.
• Former Art professor at SUNY, Morrisville, NY, and College of St. Rose, Albany, NY. Former textile Arts instructor at Foothill College and Canada College in the San Francisco Bay Area.
• Taught papermaking workshops in US at Women’s Studio Workshop, Peter’s Valley School of Crafts, Morgan Conservancy, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Queens Botanical Garden, Brookfield Craft Center, Mass Audubon and others.
• For more information visit Jane’s Blog at https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com and her website at http://www.janeingramallen.com

Classes in Spring 2019

Introduction to Hand Papermaking: Explore Western and Asian techniques of hand papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking. Learn how papermaking can be used for a variety of art creations (2-D and 3-D) and make an array of handmade papers using cotton, abaca, kozo and local plant fibers.
• Saturday, March 30, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee: $125 – Materials and equipment provided

Color and Hand Papermaking: Create your own handmade paper with colored pulps using Western and Japanese techniques. Learn to use dyes and pigments to color pulp as well as natural dyes and the natural color of different plant fiber pulps. Your handmade paper can be used for painting or drawing with watercolors, inks, dry media, acrylics, oil, encaustic and other techniques, as well as creating the art with the colored pulp. We will create paper sheets up to 11” x 17” using a variety of fibers that have unique textures and colors. We will learn pulp painting and other techniques for creating imagery with paper pulp as well as applying mixed media painting techniques on the handmade paper.
Saturday, April 27, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee: $125 – Materials and equipment provided

Plants to Paper: Learn how to make handmade paper from local plant waste materials such as leaves and bark of common local plants. This class will cover how to make paper from “scratch” using materials found locally and easily available equipment and supplies and sustainable methods. We will identify, gather, cook, beat and form handmade paper from a variety of local plants to create unique place-connected handmade papers with a variety of natural colors and textures. We will create sample books and compile records and recipes for making paper from local plants.
• Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 10 AM to 4 PM each day
• Fee: $200, materials and equipment provided

Getting Grants and Residencies: Learn to find and make wining applications for a grant or residency. In this open session for all artists, with individual coaching and Q & A, Jane will share her experiences getting grants for residencies, public art projects and research and art making opportunities internationally. Jane has received grants from state, local and national foundations, arts councils, museums and public art commissions as well as three Fulbright Awards and grants to do artist-in-residencies in Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Tanzania, China, Taiwan, Turkey and other countries as well as in the USA. Participants in this workshop, should bring examples/images of their artwork, a resume and artist statement and printed out information about any opportunities you are thinking about applying for. Bringing your own laptop would also be good for this workshop.
• Saturday May 11, 10AM to 4PM
• Fee $100

Sculptural Papermaking: Learn to make handmade paper sculptures and installation art using a variety of plant fibers and combining hand papermaking with various sculpture techniques, such as casting, embossing, molding, constructing, building over armatures and modeling. We will create handmade paper sculptures and mixed media works using pulps made from abaca, kozo (mulberry bark), cotton, and other locally collected fiber plants. Using three-dimensional techniques and natural colors and textures from the various plant fibers, expand your horizons and discover new possibilities in sculpture.
• Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 10AM to 4PM.
• Fee $200 – Materials and equipment provided

Papermaking Studio Rental: Jane’s Papermaking Studio is available for your personal use (weekdays or weekends) at a fee of $15/hour (minimum of 4 hours). To rent the studio you are required to take at least one workshop with Jane and attend a special session by phone or email about using the studio and materials. Jane will prepare materials and be there for consulting. You will have use of the studio space and Jane’s equipment. Materials cost will depend on what pulp and other materials from Jane are used and will be discussed at the studio session.

To Register for a class: contact Jane at info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.  Look for more classes to be announced here in Summer and Fall.

For more information about Jane Ingram Allen and her art projects around the world, see the Blog at https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com