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Paper Making Workshop with Katy DeMent

We all know that we make paper from trees and recycled materials, but have you ever tried to make your own? Well, the wondrous Katy DeMent is here to help us do just that!

Join us this September for a homemade paper-making workshop! Participants will partake in an exploration of papermaking history and processes whilst creating sheets of handmade paper, with pulp made from local grasses, cattails, and baste fibers like flax and hemp. The newly made paper sheets will then be embellished with a collection of choice natural material, all held together with natural science –not glue! The “Wet on wet” collage methods are tactile and evoke a  spontaneous rendering of a creative or literal map of time and place! Each person will go home with one or more artworks that they have created themselves!

About Katy DeMent:

Katy DeMent has been a teaching artist for over 30 years.  She worked for Woodruff Arts Center / Young Audiences of Atlanta for 15 years while traveling the east coast presenting her handmade paper artworks at hundreds of outdoor art festivals.  She holds many awards for this body of work.

Relocating to Pittsburgh in 2011, she infiltrated the K-12 Artist-in-Residence programs through Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Gateway to the Arts.  DeMent’s residencies bring hands-on STEAM-centered programming with hand papermaking as a means to an end.  She leads professional development courses through Savanna Collage of Art and IUP. In addition to the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, where she develops sustainable environmental art related programs and outreach.  She also works with adult and special populations through Society of Contemporary Craft, and Creative Citizen Studio.  In her spare time she is a gardener and bee keeper.

In order to cover the cost of materials and artist fees, a suggested donation of $15 per person is recommended for attendance.

This event is appropriate for all ages. 

Please RSVP below!

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Sep 30 2023


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


UpstreamPgh Office
321 Pennwood Ave, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15221


Keith Moore
412.371.8779 ext. 213
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