Sydney & Peter came back to me with 26 artist that were interested in learning paper making and in sharing their work/ideas. The Wayi Wayi Gallery also invited several people, plus the 7 of us traveling from VA Tech. We were going to have a full house. After a little more coordinating we broke the artists into groups, so that they might flow in and out throughout the afternoon. It worked beautifully,
One of the challenges was to see if we could make paper pulp using a mortal & pedestal. Many homes are without electric and water may be from a source outside their homes in a village. This too worked beautifully! We worked with limited supplies, yet everyone shared, worked side by side, and exchanged ideas. I hoped they would take the base of paper making and create their own individual works of art, which they did. While they were waiting for papers to dry or their turn to make more paper they tried soft pastels, oil pastels and watercolor crayons.
|Art from pods|
|Agnes & Lawrence, Wayi Wayi Gallery|
|Making pulp without electricity|
|Plein air paper making|
|Sharing art - sharing ideas|