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Papermaking

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Saturday, November 4     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Julie Drew.

In this class you will have the opportunity to make a variety of papers from natural and recycled fibres. We will begin by making 6 to 8 different paper pulps such as cattail, thistle, poplar fluff, blue jeans and more, out of seeds, cotton fabric, and recycled acid-free paper. You will then create papers from each of the pulp vats, using the templates provided. You will take home 10 to 15+ unique pieces of paper. If you want, you can bring inclusions like pressed leaves or flowers to add to your pulp.

You may wish to bring suitable art clothes, notebook, snack & drink.

Participants receive 20% off art supplies on the day of the class.

About the Instructor:  Julie Drew was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and grew up in suburban neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri and Spokane, Washington. Despite her city upbringing, she was always attracted to the beauty of nature--mountains, oceans, animals, and flowers. Early on, art became a way for her to capture and participate in that beauty. Her passion for art led to a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, USA in 1987.In 1997, Julie moved with her family to Edmonton, Alberta where they now make their home. She continues to pursue art with shows and art groups as well as teaching. Julie teaches handmade papermaking, watercolor, acrylic and color pencil/ drawing classes for adults, youth and children. For Julie, art is an exploration into God's creation, an adventure into the depths and nuances of color, light, shadow and shape. It is her passion and she expresses it through watercolour, colour pencil, ink and on her own handmade paper. She continues to pursue new ideas and loves to combine art and worship. Her art is in private collections in Canada, France and the United States. Julie’s website: http://juliedrew-artandfaith.com