VAFA168 Papermaking/Pulp Painting (Experimental)

Department of The Arts: Arts Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
VAFA168 Papermaking/Pulp Painting (Experimental) Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
1125 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
The student will work an equal amount of time outside of class each week in the Papermaking Studio or at home.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This class will explore image making in handmade paper. Students will develop images by using stencils to create layers of colored pulp. Topics covered include sheet formation, lamination, pigmenting, and a variety of pulp pouring and pulp painting techniques.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    Course Specific:

    Students will:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic papermaking processes.
    • Explore self-expression through the medium of pulp painting papermaking.
    • Develop critical skills in evaluating their own work and that of their peers.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Students will explore the following:

    1. Papermaking terminology.
    2. Western fibers and techniques for sheet formation and pulp manipulation.
    3. Shaped and laminated sheets used as stencils.
    4. Fiber preparation through beating and pigmenting Western fibers.
    5. Equipment and materials used in papermaking, as well as suppliers.
    6. Painterly methods of applying layers of pulp through the use of paint brushes, syringes, squeeze bottles.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    Not applicable; this course is not in the Core curriculum.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Learning materials may include, but are not limited to: technical notes and handouts, books, slides, videos, digital media, audio, lectures, demonstrations, and field trips. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Classes will be comprised of slide lectures, demonstrations, individual and group critiques, class discussions, videos, and general studio activity. In addition to regularly scheduled class meetings, students will be expected to work a minimum of 5 hours a week in during lab hours.

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