Students in my Introduction to Hand Papermaking Workshop on June 22, learned how to make paper with Western and Japanese techniques and materials.  They explored a variety of techniques for creating handmade paper artworks using a variety of plant fiber pulps such as Kozo (Paper Mulberry bark), Eucalypus bark, recycled blue jeans, and abaca (a type of banana leaf).  Here are some photos of the workshop taken by my husband Timothy S. Allen (

I will be teaching another papermaking workshop on July 28 and 29, and there is still time to register.  This 2-day workshop will cover how to create mixed media artworks using handmade paper and include working with wet pulp and dried handmade papers.  For more information see the previous posting on Summer Workshops on my blog or email Jane at

Collage and Mixed Media with Handmade Paper –  2 days, Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 10AM-4PM – $200 includes materials

Learn to use wet pulp and dried handmade paper to create innovative collage and mixed media handmade paper artworks.  Jane will also show her unique method for joining handmade paper with string and thread to create large pieces that fold for easy storage and shipping.  We will use colored pulps, ink, acrylic paint and gel and various fiber pulps to create collage and mixed media artworks with an organic natural feel. Bring along your collection of handmade paper scraps and string and other natural objects to incorporate in your collage/mixed media constructions.

This photo shows Jane working on her Izmir Site Map in Izmir Turkey at Ege University during he 2015 Fulbright Specialist artist in residency project in Turkey.  She made the paper from plants of Izmir and created a “site map” using all materials from the place.