THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE PAPER AND ART, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A VETERANS LIFE.
COMBAT PAPER: Deconstruction and Transformation
Drew Cameron will be teaching 3 1 day workshops at Treo.
this price includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer. We thank all folks interested in this exciting seminar. Please reserve the free ticket options for those people that are veterans.
If you are a Veteran, please sign up using the free ticket option.
You also get to walk away with your own art work made from veterans uniforms...
Each class goes through the purpose and process of Combat Paper.
Complete the course in 1 worskshop or take all 3 cus it's going to be amazing!!
These classes are open to the public.
In this Class Drew will provide his own service uniform ( or unifroms that have been donated to COMBAT PAPER)
1- particpants cut up donated military uniforms. for the veteran this represents the deconstruction of past military experiences.
2- The paper-making in the second stage and marks the reclamation phase. The veteran knows something new is being made — paper — out of something that is old — a uniform and all experiences good or bad associated with it.
3- In the third stage, the paper is used to create art, this marks the communication phase which is often hard for veterans. when veterans take this class they can tell their stories through art and poetry.
4-the group activity, and final display, validate the transformation.
Combat Paper started in 2007 by Drew Cameron. Drew, an Iraq War veteran and artist, partnered with Drew Matott, a paper-maker. They cut the uniform off Cameron’s body, made pulp and turned the pulp into paper.
During the past five years, Combat Paper has helped many veterans make sense of their experiences in a constructive, safe and artistic environment. Now, Combat Paper has its first permanent East Coast home at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, about 45 minutes west of New York City helmed by Marine Corps veteran David Keefe. There is another project is underway on the West Coast.
At first blush, cutting up a military uniform may seem like an unsettling concept. Could this be seen as disrespect toward the uniform? In no uncertain terms, Keefe said no. “They are taking that uniform and transforming it into something better so they can live a healthier life. I find no disrespect in that,” Keefe said.