GSS PAPERMAKING MAY
Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Brooklyn, United States
The Gowanus Studio Space presents
SATURDAY MAY 11th 2013
Instructor: Akemi Martin
SALE!! $95 for non-members, $45 for members
Bring your sunglasses and flipflops!
Papermaker Akemi Martin shares techniques of fine papermaking. You'll learn advanced techniques to make watermarks and work with bright pigments while using old cotton clothing to make your own recycled paper.
We'll tour our neighbor Pace Paper's impressive studio where paper works are fabricated by Chuck Close, Donald Baechler, Jim Dine and many other well known contemporary artists.
This isn't your kitchen-made construction-paper-and-blender papermaking, this is a chance to see how the pros do it. You will most likely get wet slinging paper pulp on the Gowanus sidewalk, so wear something you can get messy in! You'll come away with beautiful, quality paper, and you'll have a vat-load of fun!
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The Gowanus Studio Space
In an era when art encompasses infinite amalgams of visual media, The Gowanus Studio Space encourages inter-disciplinary exchange and provides affordable access to facilities for artists and designers. Offering exhibition, curation and production opportunities, the studio is an incubator for new ideas and an inroad to today's insular art world.
The GSS' 40+ members rent low-cost studios and storage and have 24-hour access to a woodshop, print studio and large common workspace. GSS was established with little funding in industrial Gowanus in 2007, and is now in the final stage of an ambitious move to a new 7500 sq-ft home.