DATE Sat, July 11th - Sun, July 12th
TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Relief from Relief: Papercasting
Taught by Tom Balbo
Learn the art of papercasting from the Morgan’s founder and Artistic Director, Tom Balbo. Tom has developed a process in which repurposed, everyday objects are placed on the surface of a vacuum table to create a composition. Pigmented pulp is then poured on top, and the vacuum table removes the water from the pulp to form the cast. Smaller-scale casting processes suitable for a home or classroom studio will also be demonstrated. The results are low relief, cast paper panels comprised of a variety of textures, shapes, and colors.
Tom Balbo is the founder and artistic director of the Morgan Conservatory. He is a Cleveland-based artist whose work has been collected for well over 30 years. Graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in 1977, he completed his MFA in Studio Arts at Syracuse University in 1980 where he was awarded a Syracuse University Fellowship Grant and a Ford Foundation Grant.
Objects to cast
Waterproof, slip resistant shoes
Lunch and a beverage