2022 Summer Program


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Class #40

Paper Art: Abstract Compositions From Nature

Wendy Carpenter

June 26 - July 2, 2022


instructor imageCombine paper found in nature with hemp paper made in class, and you will be on your way to creating a paper art composition! This class will explore layering and collage techniques with paper found in nature, such as beehive paper and birch bark. You will learn how to make hemp paper pulp and pull sheets of textured paper.

Color accent paper and foam board will be available in the studio and you may bring natural found-objects and specialty papers. Class art critiques and technique demonstrations will all be emphasized to guide students through the creative process.

Bring a drawing pad, a paper-cutting scissors, a ruler, a 6 by 4 by 2-inch paper sponge, an apron, long-sleeve dish-washing gloves, a one-gallon bucket and a 2-inch soft bristle brush.

Wendy Carpenter studied fine art at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and at the Denise Miller Tapestry Studio in Taos, New Mexico. She completed her bachelor of arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Wendy received a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board to continue her studies and teaching experience. She is the owner of Interfibers Studio Gallery outside Fish Creek, Wisconsin, established in 1981, and has worked as a professional fiber artist for over 40 years.

Wendy will contact students prior to class.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Materials Fee: $45, payable to Wendy during class
Web: www.interfibers.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


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