Anne Beck and Dietmar Krumrey
Contemporary Hand Papermaking | July 8th – 12th, 2013
This workshop combines the ancient craft of hand papermaking with contemporary creative practice. First, we will explore the process of transforming locally harvested plants and used clothes & linens (rag) into paper using the traditional European method. Once students become proficient in forming sheets of paper, we will introduce creative applications including pulp painting, pulp printing (a modified form of screen printing), stenciling, embedding, and collage. Along the way, we will examine the history of paper & learn about equipment, terminology, fiber harvesting & preparation, sheet formation, pressing, and drying.
Anne Beck is an internationally exhibited visual artist working collaboratively & independently in a variety of media from painting to print & book making to public installation. After 11 years in New York & 5 years working in the film & television industry, Anne relocated to Northern California, where she is co-founder & co-director of Lost Coast Culture Machine, a culture-space & handmade paper mill focusing on interdisciplinary & sustainable creative practice. Anne holds an MFA from Pratt Institute & a BA in printmaking & art history from the University of Virginia.
Dietmar Krumrey is an artist, curator, teacher, and papermaker. He holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literary Theory from Central Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Formerly a professor of theory, aesthetics, art history, and sculpture, he is now the co-founder and co-director of Lost Coast Culture Machine, a contemporary art space and papermaking studio. He lives and works in Northern California.