5-day creative writing and hand papermaking workshop: May 14-18, 2012, Monday - Friday, 10am – 4pm
Location: Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
Open to: only current duty service members and veterans
Limited to 25 participants Register
Take healing into your own hands—put it into words and on paper—while working in an inspiring environment. Explore hand-papermaking combined with guided creative writing sessions. Participants may bring a military uniform for the papermaking component; they will cut them up and convert the rag pieces to pulp, to produce Combat Paper. In an open and accepting atmosphere participants share stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and making art. Visit Combat Paper Project and Warrior Writers websites for testimonials and to view artworks created in these workshop environments, which cultivate empowerment and reveal new possibilities.
Workshop Leaders: Drew Cameron, Combat Paper Project, and Lovella Calica, Warrior Writers, have connected with military families across the U.S. using transformative techniques–making paper from military uniforms—and giving new meaning to difficult-to-express experiences in a supportive and accepting environment.
Workshop Host: Lynn Sures, Professor, Chair of Fine Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design, is an internationally renowned artist who works in a variety of three-dimensional media, including handmade paper, printmaking, book arts, and ceramic sculpture, and particularly known for her exquisite pulp paintings.