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Printing on Handmade Paper

Printing on Handmade Paper with Whitney Humphreys

Papermaking is a craft with a rich legacy and deep ties to art practices including printmaking and book arts. In this 2-part workshop, we will explore methods for making our own paper from recycled materials as well as an introduction to relief printmaking on unique surfaces. Students will learn the basics of paper making, using pulp made from paper waste and incorporating natural fiber materials. Using these, we will practice carving and printing from linoleum blocks to create an edition of handmade paper prints. With knowledge of processes for paper making and relief printmaking, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the production of the materials artists use, as well as inspiration and skills to continue exploring the interrelated crafts of print and book arts. No experience needed – all levels are welcome!

Accessibility – This class takes place in the San Pablo Community Classroom, located on the first floor. Please email classes@kala.org regarding any  accessibility needs prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $180
  • Location: San Pablo Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Whitney Humphreys
  • 2 Classes
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 — July 24, 2024
  • 6:00PM — 9:00PM
  • $15 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Whitney Humphreys is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and teacher and a recent graduate of San Francisco Art Institute’s Dual Degree program, earning an MFA in Studio Practice, with a focus in printmaking and sculptural installation, as well as an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art. With a research-based process, her work scrutinizes the ways visual culture and technologies influence individual and collective constructions of identity. She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area during her career as an artist, muralist, designer, maker, event coordinator, and instructor.