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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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