Columbia College Chicago announces the expansion of the Papermaker’s Garden, located at 754 S. Wabash Avenue. The 18-bed garden and tree plantings transforms a gravel lot into an urban garden while showcasing natural, sustainably grown fibers for papermaking. The Papermaker’s Garden features a variety of plants grown to be used as papermaking fiber and art material in the Center for Book & Paper Arts studios. For more information, visit http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Interarts/research/papermakers-garden.php.
Women’s Studio Workshop offers several opportunities for artists working in papermaking and book arts. The internship program gives young artists creative support, culminating in an exhibition, in return for their assistance with the on-going operations of the facility, including assisting WSW’s Artists-in-Residence with their projects and participating in WSW’s Summer Arts Institute classes as studio assistants. Studio fellowships are designed to provide concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas in a dynamic and supportive community of women artists. Studio residencies support the creation of a new body of work. For details on these and other programs, visit www.wsworkshop.org.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg offers classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines, including papermaking. Call (865) 436-5860, or visit www.arrowmont.org.
Joomchi and Beyond, August 9-15, with Jiyoung Chung. Learn this traditional Korean technique of layering and agitating handmade mulberry papers to create strong, textural and painterly surfaces.
Paper Jewelry, September 13-19, with Aimee Lee. Combine the strength and versatility of handmade papers with Asian techniques of paper thread and cordage to create lightweight and ecologically sound jewelry.