Hand Papermaking

instructor: Jillian Bruschera

category: Papermaking

for: Adults

price: $130 General / $120 Members / $110 BIPOC and LGBTQ


In this two-day, weekend workshop, students will gather for an introduction to hand papermaking wherein they will learn how to transform a variety of recycled materials into new sheets of handmade paper. Working with traditional and contemporary hand papermaking tools and machinery, students engage with an ancient craft as to discover its artistic potentials. We will explore paper as both a medium for creative expression and also as a utilitarian object with a rich, scientific history. Students will be encouraged to think about paper as more than just a flat surface. Once mastery of basic sheet forming has been established, we will experiment with decorative applications and dimensional techniques that push paper craft beyond the two-dimensional page.

WHEN: Sundays May 28 & June 4, 2023

TIME: 2-4:30 PM

WHERE: Verge Classroom

PRICE: $130 General / $120 Members / $110 BIPOC and LGBTQ

WHO: Adults

About the Instructor

Created and operated by teaching artist Jillian Bruschera, The Mobile Mill was custom-built for pop-up paper production. The studio’s transportable nature enables Jillian to teach the craft of hand papermaking to anyone, anywhere. The Mobile Mill considers art- making – in this case the making of handmade papers from recyclable fibers – a way to engage and generate physical, creative community. In motion since 2014, Jillian has traveled around the world for open-studio events and lectures, public art interventions, and interdisciplinary workshop series that promote collaboration between hand papermaking and other media. Learn more on Instagram @TheMobileMill.

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.


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