Event box

Paper Making - Devan Penniman - 970West Studio Artist in Residence - Fruita Branch

Paper Making:

Have you ever wanted to do something with your newspapers and other scrap paper that is lying around the house? Why not turn them into paper that you can use again? In this class, you will learn the basics of papermaking and how you can recycle your newspapers or scrap paper into new handmade blank pages. By using supplies you can find around your house, and with just a few steps, we will create paper. Supplies included. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Open Studio Hours:

Meet the artist during her open studio hours every Tuesday from 4 - 6 p.m., at the 970West Studio!

Artist Statement:

"Through my artist in residency, I am hoping to share my love of paper-based goods with the community. I love letterpress printing, and I love being able to share it with people. Paper is something we can touch and hold, and the opportunities to create with it are boundless. My work is mostly centered around words and the manipulation of letters. I thoroughly enjoy destroying to recreate, smearing ink across the paper and making art for art's sake."

Artist Biography:

Devan is a baker, letterpress printer, zine creator, co-director of the CMU Art and Design Alumni Chapter and overall creative problem solver. She lives in Fruita with her partner, their husky and an abundance of plants, old things, and books. After graduating college with a BFA in Graphic Design she entered a pit of depression, not knowing what to do next, so she went and hiked the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), where she cried all her fears out. Since being back, she knew she wanted to embody the words: community, creativity, and passion. She enjoys putting together events that bring people together through art, such as the Fruita Zine Party, art get-togethers and pop-up galleries that showcase local artists. Paper is her passion, whether it's setting type and letterpress printing on some nice thick cotton paper, creating a zine with friends or adding to her collection of old books.

Related LibGuide: Crafts and Hobbies by Janet Alcon

Date:
Friday, July 19, 2019
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Campus:
Fruita Branch
Categories:
  Adult     Artist in Residence  

Get Notified of Upcoming Programs/Classes

Upcoming Events

May
28
9:30am - 11:30am, Central Library Monument Room, Central Library.
May
28
10:00am - 10:30am, Central Library Children's Center, Central Library.
May
28
10:00am - 11:00am, Palisade Branch.