Sculptural and Installation Art with Handmade Paper

July 25 - 30, 2021

Sanaz Haghani  ·

Workshop at a glance

Explore new approaches to sculptural applications of paper by using different techniques of papermaking with natural fibers.


  • Paper making with different fibers
  • Pigment, dyes, and natural materials into handmade paper


  • Abaca and reused found fibers
  • Hardware, leaves, and flowers


  • Different uses of fiber for making handmade paper
  • Using handmade paper for book arts, printmaking, sculptural elements and installation art

Artist Bio

Sanaz Haghani is an Iranian visual artist, she has MFA with distinction in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia. She teaches at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Haghani has presented her work nationally and internationally and has been included in many invitational and juried exhibitions. Haghani is one of five artists selected by the Georgia Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts to exhibit at MOCA GA in Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Sanaz Haghani

Workshop Description

Students will discover various techniques for papermaking using woven natural based fibers such as jeans, oxford shirts, sheets, and abaca to prepare the pulp. You will learn about the different uses of fibers and discover methods for using tools, pulling and folding paper, and embossing and embedding objects. Participants will incorporate found hardware pieces and leaves or flowers to construct their own images. You will also explore mixing and adding pigments and dyes to pulp. During the workshop students will make different papers which can be finished as sculptural elements, installation art, or can be used for bookmaking, printing, and drawing. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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