Pulptypes: Hybrid Papermaking & Printmaking
Summer Art Institute at Women's Studio Workshop
Pulptypes are a printerly style of pulp painting. This technique, invented by May Babcock, uses only handmade paper pulp, and results in works that resemble monotypes or woodcuts. In this workshop with May, you’ll learn how to correctly beat and color pulp for pulptyping, and cover several approaches to creating imagery. Next, learn woodcut casting! You will get comfortable carving woodblocks, inking them, and casting wet paper pulp into the woodcut. This special technique results in the most detailed, embossed print you’ve ever seen. Additionally, experiment with turning pulptypes into three-dimensional objects.
Each of these techniques will be introduced with a demonstration and examples. After each demonstration and discussion, students will work individually with one-on-one instruction to help realize their projects.
This workshop is excellent for anyone with some printmaking and/or papermaking experience. Group discussion on the work created during the whole week will take place on Friday, the last day.