Paper Making: Painting with Paper Pulp

Kathy Baxter at work in center. On either side, samples of handmade paper
 Scissors lies on top of stacks of handmade paper. Water in jugs surround the scene.
 Handmade paper with writing implements scattered nearby. On top a sheet of paper headed 'Cheers' with typed words following.

Date: March 16-17, 2019 (Spring)
Medium: Paper, mixed media
Instructor: Kathy Baxter (email)
Skill Level: All

Students will meet Saturday morning and we will begin by making sheets of paper. Students will create paintings with colored paper pulp. We will incorporate dried flowers, fabric, and other decorative objects in order to create a decorative surface. Each piece of paper will be unique with the discussion of composition, balance and subject. Working from photos of landscapes or portraits will be the focus, transforming the image to paper pulp. By the end of Saturday class, students will have experimented and composed several images using the paper pulp. And we will concentrate on designing final pieces for Sunday.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.
  • Helpful tools: scissors/tweezers/paintbrushes/sheets of foam board
  • Helpful things: drinks/lunch/snacks/change of shoes

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $25-35*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.