Sculptural Paper

October 4, 2020 – October 10, 2020

Gretchen Schermerhorn

During this workshop students will learn to build armatures and molds 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 learn to create plaster molds to create both 2D bas relief works, as well as 3D 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

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $250
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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