Papermaking in Rome introduces the cycle of the papermaking process, including various aspects of processing and contemporary innovations in papermaking. There is a strong focus on the interaction between papermaking and printmaking and methods for the successful integration of both practices. This is a wet lab course which requires hands-on experimentation to observe the nuances and subtleties that occur between the hand-formed sheet and the subsequent printed matrix. Learners acquire the capacity to produce high quality papers and understand the potential for those papers to be applied meaningfully with monotype, relief, and collagraph print projects.
This course includes an academic excursion outside of Rome. The destination will be announced in the course schedule.