Handmade Papermaking Basic Sheet Forming & Pulp Painting at Carriage House Paper in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Wendy Shalen

Workshop Description

October 23-24
Monday – Tuesday
1:15 – 4:45 PM
Fee: $290
Includes materials fee
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
Please request supply list

Join Instructor Wendy Shalen for two afternoons of papermaking in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at Master Papermaker Shannon Brock’s papermaking studio at Carriage House Paper. On Monday of the two day, three hour workshop, Shannon will cover basic techniques of Western papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying. Using a mould and deckle, participants will form their own Cotton/Abaca sheets. On Tuesday we will explore image making and pulp painting in hand papermaking using pigmented pulp. Students will learn about internal sizing, pigmenting the pulp and discover the endless creative possibilities of handmade papermaking.

About the Instructor

“One of my principal goals as an artist is to capture and communicate intuitive responses to a subject, carefully and sensitively, whether I am working from a model, landscape, or still life. Successful work conveys not only the reality that the artist confronts but the very personal reaction that is inspired by that reality.”

Wendy Shalen has taught figure and landscape drawing and painting to adults and teens for more than thirty years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, where she majored in art history. She also studied at the Art Students League in the late 1970s with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman.

She has exhibited at Allan Stone Gallery (New York City); Abbot & Holder (London); Carol Craven Gallery and Gardner Colby Gallery (Martha’s Vineyard); the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); the Housatonic Museum (Bridgeport, CT); and the Belskie Museum (Closter, NJ). Ms. Shalen has taught a Portfolio Development Drawing class for high school students, as well as landscape painting workshops for adults, at the Silvermine Guild School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, and at the Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League. She is currently a member of the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan. Her studio is located in Waccabuc, New York.

Recent portfolio students of Ms. Shalen have been admitted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Bard, Cooper Union, Cornell, Fashion Institute of Technology, Duke, Georgetown, Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), New Hampshire Institute of Art, New Jersey College, Parsons, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Skidmore, Syracuse Univ., Univ. of Michigan, Tulane Univ., Univ. of the Arts (Philadelphia), Univ. of Rhode Island, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, and Univ. of Southern California.

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