Exotic Fibers for Hand Papermaking Workshop this Saturday Feb. 24

The Exotic Fibers Papermaking Workshop with Jane Ingram Allen will be from 10AM to 4 PM on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Studio Santa Rosa, 3740 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. This workshop is already full, but I plan to offer more papermaking workshops in the future. Keep watching this Blog for photos of the workshop and announcements about upcoming papermaking and art workshops.

These photos show a eucalyptus tree where I gathered the bark to make paper pulp for the workshop. The photo is by my husband Timothy S. Allen (https://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com) Keep watching this Blog for photos of the Exotic Fibers Workshop.

In this workshop students will learn about various exotic plant fibers and how to use them for handmade paper using Asian/Japanese techniques with Western and Japanese equipment and supplies. Some fibers we will use include kozo (Paper Mulberry tree bark), lotka (Daphne bush bark from Nepal), Sitka Spruce tree bark from the Oregon coast, Eucalyptus bark gathered in Santa Rosa, and other exotic fibers to create unique handmade paper.

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Photos from the Introduction to Hand Papermaking Workshop on Feb. 10

The Introduction to Hand Papermaking Workshop in my Santa Rosa studio on Feb. 10 was loads of fun. Students learned how to make handmade paper with pulp from blue jeans, abaca (a type of banana leaf) and eucalyptus bark (gathered locally). Students also experimented with embossing, laminating and watermarking their handmade paper sheets.

These photos were taken by my husband Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com) of the students working in my studio at Studio Santa Rosa, 2740 Wright Road, Studio 107. The students seemed to learn a lot in the one-day workshop and had very creative ideas for using handmade paper.

I also received some photos taken by one of the students of her experiments after her handmade paper had dried a bit. These photos are by Nora Fanshel and show some of her work made during the one-day workshop on Saturday after she did some other things like painting and mixed media on her handmade paper.

I will be teaching other workshops in my Santa Rosa studio. The next workshop is Saturday Feb. 24, “Exotic Fibers for Hand Papermaking”, and will include the Japanese technique for hand papermaking. This class is already full, but please contact me for information about future workshops at info@janeingramallen.com

Thanks to all who joined the workshop Saturday, and I look forward to seeing more of your handmade paper artworks.

Introduction to Papermaking Workshop this Saturday in my Santa Rosa studio

  

On Saturday Feb. 10 I will teach a class “Introduction to Hand Papermaking.  I am happy to announce that the papermaking workshops are all full for the month of February. This Saturday, Feb. 10 I will be teaching a workshop titled “Introduction to Papermaking” that includes basic sheet forming with Western techniques using local and purchased pulps and exploring embossing, laminating and watermarking in handmade paper. I will post some photos of the workshop next week on this Blog.

I am also teaching a workshop on Papermaking with Exotic Fibers on Saturday Feb. 24. In this workshop students will learn how to make paper in the Japanese or Asian style and use fibers such as abaca, kozo, and local plant materials. I plan to offer more workshops in my Santa Rosa studio later in the Summer and Fall. Keep watching this Blog for posts about future papermaking workshops in my Santa Rosa studio.
Contact me by email at info@janeingramallen.com for more information.

Papermaking Workshops for February are Filling Up

If you are interested in taking one of my February Papermaking Workshops at my Santa Rosa, CA studio, contact me right away as the classes are filling up fast.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, and you need to send at least half of the fee to guarantee your place.  You can pay with a credit card using PayPal (www.paypal.com) or contact Jane by email to get her address to send a check.  No more than 5 people will be in each workshop.  Email to info@janeingramallen.com

 Making handmade paper in Izmir, Turkey during my Fulbright Specialist grant project in Nov. – Dec. 2015.

Here again is the information on the papermaking workshops offered in Santa Rosa CA in February 2018:

Introduction to Hand Papermaking:  Explore basic techniques of Western papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as decorative techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking.  Create an array of handmade papers using cotton, abaca and local plant fibers.

  • Saturday, February 10, 10AM to 4PM. Pre-register by Feb. 2; email to info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.
  • Cost $90 – Materials and equipment provided *

Exotic Fibers for Papermaking:   Learn Japanese and Western techniques for papermaking and create an array of handmade papers from unusual fibers such as abaca, kozo (paper mulberry bark), spruce bark, and eucalyptus bark gathered locally.

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10AM to 4PM. Pre-register by Feb. 16; email to info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.
  • Cost: $90 – Materials and equipment provided *

*Discounts Available:  $10 off for taking a 2nd workshop; $10 off for recommending a friend who signs up for a workshop.

 

 

Workshops at my Santa Rosa Studio in February

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I am happy to offer papermaking workshops now in my Santa Rosa, CA, studio. Please contact me for more information (info@janeingramallen.com) or to register for a workshop in February. Other workshops will be planned, so also let me know what you would like to learn and what days or times are best for you.

Papermaking Workshops in Santa Rosa with Jane Ingram Allen
Introduction to Hand Papermaking: Feb. 10, 2018
Exotic Fibers for Papermaking: Feb. 24, 2018
at Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave., Building 32, Studio 107

Why take a Papermaking Workshop?
• Create your own unique paper.
• Experience the zen of hand papermaking.
• Learn about the unique qualities of different plant fibers.
• Make the handmade paper itself the finished work, or combine it with printmaking, painting, drawing, bookmaking, collage, sculpture, basketry, weaving, etc.
About the Workshops:
• intimate setting; class size limited to 5 people.
• Beginners and experienced papermakers welcome.
• Equipment and supplies provided.
• Coffee and tea provided. Bring your own lunch.
• Questions: 857-234-2432 or contact by email at info@janeingramallen.com
About the Instructor:
• Award winning international artist and hand papermaking expert with 40 years of experience.
• Papermaking teacher and resident artist in Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali), Tanzania, France, England, Brazil, and the US. Fulbright Scholar Award artist in Taiwan and Fulbright Specialist artist in Turkey.
• Trained in traditional Japanese papermaking in Japan, and taught papermaking while living in Taiwan for 8 plus years.
• Former art professor at SUNY, Morrisville, NY, and College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.
• Taught papermaking workshops in US at Women’s Studio Workshop, Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Morgan Conservatory, Queens Botanical Garden, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and others.
• For more info https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com and http://www.janeingramallen.com

Description of Workshops

Introduction to Hand Papermaking: Explore basic techniques of Western papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as decorative techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking. Create an array of handmade papers using cotton, abaca and local plant fibers.
• Saturday, February 10, 10AM to 4PM. Pre-register by Feb. 2; email to info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.
• Cost $90 – Materials and equipment provided *
Exotic Fibers for Papermaking: Learn Japanese and Western techniques for papermaking and create an array of handmade papers from unusual fibers such as abaca, kozo (paper mulberry bark), spruce bark, and eucalyptus bark gathered locally.
• Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10AM to 4PM. Pre-register by Feb. 16; email to info@janeingramallen.com or phone 857-234-2432.
• Cost: $90 – Materials and equipment provided *

*Discounts Available: $10 off for taking a 2nd workshop; $10 off for recommending a friend who signs up for a workshop.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays!
Happy New Year!
from Jane Ingram Allen
2017 was an eventful and artful year. At the beginning of the year I curated the environmental art projects I do each year in Taiwan. Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project took place during April and May in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Installation “Microclimatic Life-line” by Annechien Meier and Gert-Jan Gerlach of the Netherlands for the 2017 Cheng Long Art Project

The National Museum of Marine Science International Environmental Art Project in Keelung, Taiwan, was held from June to September 2017.
In April and May I created an artwork to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Foundation in Taiwan, that was installed at the Foundation’s Taipei headquarters in June.

I created this mixed media handmade paper artwork to celebrate 60 Years of US-Taiwan Fulbright Foundation Cultural Exchanges

In August 2017 I was an artist-in- residence in Newnan, GA with an award from Newnan Art Rez to create an environmental artwork in a city park.

“Living Quilt for Newnan” was installed on August 31, 2017

In October I opened my new art studio at Studio Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA, after moving my art storage from New York State to Santa Rosa. I participated in an Open Studio the first weekend in November and had visitors making handmade paper.

Papermaking activity in my new Santa Rosa studio

In December I have been making a new handmade paper quilt with the “flying geese” pattern that has seeds for wildflowers in the pulp. I hope to plant this quilt and make another “flower bed” in early 2018 to memorialize the terrible October wildfires that destroyed so many homes and businesses in Santa Rosa. The transformation of the handmade paper quilt into a bed of blooming wildflowers reminds us of the regenerative power of nature and creates an evolving living artwork.

“Living Quilt for Newnan” installed on 8/31/2017; detail of flowers blooming on 11/3/2017

Thank you for your friendship and support this year. May all of you have a happy, healthy and peaceful 2018!

Opening of my new studio in Santa Rosa, CA

On November 4 and 5 from 11AM to 5PM everyone is invited to come by to see my new studio in Santa Rosa, CA, at 3840 Finley Ave., Building 32, Studio 107. I will have some hand papermaking activities going on, and you can join in if you want or just see the new space and some of my work on display. This weekend is the annual Open Studios for the Studio Santa Rosa, and many other art studios in the building will be open to the public. Hope to see you!

Here are some photos of some of my handmade paper artworks on display inside my space (#107) and outside in the hallway.

“Sitka Site Map” created during my residency at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology hanging in my new studio space

 

hallway outside my studio showing my handmade paper and string wall installation titled “Northern California Rivers”

Another view of the hallway with my “rivers” installation.

installation in my studio space of “Shadow Self Portrait”

lobby of Building 32 with my “Taiwan Site Map” hanging in one corner

Living Quilt is Starting to Bloom!

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“Living Quilt” has a bud on October 16, 2017

Jane Ingram Allen’s “Living Quilt for Newnan” is starting to bloom. This photo was sent yesterday by Newnan Art Rez board member Bette Hickman showing a wildflower plant with a small bud. It is exciting to see the growth of the quilt, and hopefully some blooms will be happening soon. This installation was installed on August 31 in Newnan, Georgia, at a park near the intersection of College and Temple Avenues in downtown Newnan, next to the Children’s Museum that is at the site of the historic Male Academy in Newnan.

Jane created this art installation during her August 2017 residency at Newnan Art Rez (www.newnanartist.org). The quilt is made with handmade paper dyed with non-toxic dye and has seeds for wildflowers in the pulp to grow and bloom in the same “house” pattern. The handmade paper dissolves as mulch, and over time the flowers will continue to grow and bloom as a living quilt for the flower bed. The headboard and footboard was created by the artist with local branches and vines. Here is a photo of the quilt on the day it was installed.

the Living Quilt for Newnan on August 31, 2017

Keep watching here for more photos as the quilt begins to bloom.

Living Quilt for Newnan featured in online publication this week

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My recent installation “Living Quilt for Newnan” created during my August 2017 artist in residency in Newnan, Georgia, is featured on the SUNDAY PAPER Blog of papermaking artist and author Helen Hiebert. Here is the link:

http://helenhiebertstudio.com/viewing-a-life-through-paper/

Keep checking my Blog to see photos of the changes in the Newnan installation. Newnan Art Rez board member and artist Bette Hickman continues to take photos and send them to me. The wildflowers are growing! Hope to see some blooms soon before frost. This installation was created during a residency at Newnan Art Rez http://www.newnanartist.org
Photos on the Blog at helenhiebertstudio.com are by my husband Timothy S. Allen http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com  The photos below taken on Sept. 29 are by Bette Hickman.