Experimental Paper Formation

Taught by Hong Hong *NEA Apprentice

Deckle boxes forego the traditional handheld mould and vat and allow for various techniques that aren’t possible through traditional sheet forming. You will learn how to create paper and pulp paintings using medium-sized deckle boxes, and the opportunity to create a collaborative piece with a large-sized deckle box as well. This class will focus on communal processes and open experimentation. Some techniques explored will include gradients, pouring, embedding, and stenciling.

*Hong Hong is undergoing a six-month-long artist apprenticeship program supported by National Endowment for the Arts.

DATE Sat, November 2nd - Sun, November 3rd

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $200

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Hong Hong is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection between monumental paper-making and performative painting. Born in China, she immigrated, with her mother, to North Dakota when she was ten years old. Hong earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Georgia in 2014 and her BFA from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2011. Since then, Hong has traveled to different locations across the United States to make site-responsive, large-scale paperworks. These nomadic inquiries have led her to the edge of an alkali lake, a grove of paper-mulberries in the Rust Belt, street corners, the Pacific Ocean, and strangers’ backyards. Her projects have been exhibited at Madison Museum of Fine Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New Mexico History Museum, Real Art Ways, and Georgia Museum of Art. Hong is the recipient of grants, fellowships and commissions from MacDowell, Yaddo, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, Connecticut Office for the Arts, and the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

Supply List

  • Shoes that can get wet (close toed)

  • Scissors

  • Materials to be embedded in paper (such as string, drawings, mica, thread, etc.- please bring extra to share)

  • Lunch and beverage

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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