Sculptural Paper

August 11, 2019 – August 17, 2019

Gretchen Schermerhorn

During this workshop students learn to build armatures and moulds for creating three-dimensional paper forms. After an overview of basic papermaking techniques, you will learn to make forms from wire, reed, mesh and nylon, which act as support for high shrinkage abaca and flax pulp. Participants will also create moulds from plaster and alginate and use the vacuum table to create bas relief paper pieces. The emphasis is on working with a variety of pulp-from translucent and high shrinkage, to opaque and low shrinkage. Students will leave with a collection of samples and handmade paper sculptures. Open to all skill levels.


Gretchen Schermerhorn is the artistic director at Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville, Maryland. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University and has completed artist residencies at The Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, and California State University. Schermerhorn has received artist awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Gretchen Schermerhorn

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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