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Transformation & Storytelling (Paper Casting) Workshop
Transformation & Storytelling (Paper Casting) Workshop

Sat, Apr 13


Morgan Conservatory

Transformation & Storytelling (Paper Casting) Workshop

In this workshop taught by e. ainsley, participants use quick-cure silicone putty to make a mold of a cherished object for paper casting. Registration deadline: 3/30/24

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Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


In this workshop, participants use quick-cure silicone putty to make a mold of a cherished object. After it cures, participants pack paper pulp into the molds to infuse this new sculpture with deeper meaning. Bring articles, journal pages, photos, and old documents to turn into pulp. Because the fibers have the potential to hold so much history, the medium works on its own to tell stories. Each participant will leave with a paper replica of the original object as well as a silicone mold for future use. No prior experience required! Registration deadline: 3/30/24

Student Supply List:

-sentimental item(s) (no fuzz or furry items) -personal letters, photos, drawings, journal entries, sheet music, etc.

Instructor Bio: e. ainsley works by mixing hand-building with cast paper forms from silicone molds to create immersive installations that respond to their environment. Whether the paper is made of thrifted bedsheets, their mother’s hoarded documents, or agricultural waste; it holds power and purpose from a former life. There is alchemy in the transitional process of beating it to a pulp, and by creating sculptural forms and giving new life to

these materials. e. ainsley is currently working as Studio Manager/Program Coordinator at Fresh Press studio in Champaign, IL, where they lead workshops and enjoy time in their studio.

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