DATE Sat, July 11th - Sun, July 12th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $240

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.

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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.

Supply List​​

  • Objects to cast

  • Waterproof, slip resistant shoes

  • Lunch and a beverage

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


Hours of Operation: 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday  Closed until further notice due to COVID-19