Intro to Papermaking
Instructor: Debs Pouliot
Date: Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
If you’ve ever admired and purchased beautiful handmade paper from specialty shops and thought it would be wonderful to make your own, now is your chance to indulge in this ancient and fascinating art form. During this fun and informative 2.5 hour hands-on workshop, you will create several sheets of lovely paper with deckle edges which can later be incorporated into your mixed-media projects, collage art, handmade journals, cards, or just framed as a piece of art in of itself.
Please bring: a dozen or so pieces of scrap paper or junk mail (no staples, plastic, or glassine - this can be shredded or not), scissors; rubber gloves; a waterproof container (at least 8”x10”) for safely transporting your newly made paper home; a few old, clean towels; pen/paper for taking a few notes; ... and dress comfortably.
*More advanced papermaking workshops will soon be offered yet will require this one as a prerequisite.
About Debs Pouliot
Debs Pouliot has been extremely creative her whole life. She first began teaching classes in 1985 but really got into her teaching groove during the 1990s at both G Street
Fabrics (MD & VA) and MJDesigns, before it became Michaels. Over the years, she has also taught for the Art Barn in DC, Virginia Parks and Recreation, military spouses clubs within the US and Europe, Scout troops, and with several non-profit groups. Some of Debs’ classes have specialized in papermaking, potpourri making, wreaths, swags, topiaries, holiday ornaments, tassels, fiber arts, floral shadow boxes, floral arranging, jewelry making, card making, and the list goes on. She was a professional make-up artist in her former years, and an organizational designer for California Closets.
Debs is originally from New Zealand and was raised with English traditions by her British parents in Virginia. Her husband has served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly thirty years and their family plans to transition to becoming actual long-term Marylanders as they begin to put down roots here for good. Debs loves to connect with other like-minded creatives, and have fun. If you’re not currently creative, it’s never too late to learn. She believes everyone has an inner-artist and her passion is to help folks unleash theirs. Besides teaching and spending time with her family, Debs loves to occasionally be a student and is always on the lookout to learn something exciting and new. Her motto: Everyday, inspire and be inspired.