Paper-making with Invasive Plants

Paper made from invasive plants

Paper-making with Invasive Plants

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main Street
CT 06615
$42.00 - $50.00
Mark Hannon
203-378-2606, Ext 351

Paper made from invasive plantsAges: 16+
All materials will be supplied by the instructor
Skill level: absolute beginner

Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $42.00
Non-members: $50.00
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What are invasive plants?
Invasive plants are defined as non-native plant species which were introduced from other regions. If there are no natural predators to keep invasive plants in check, they can grow aggressively, crowding out native plants. Once native plants are under threat, it can affect the native insects and animals that depend on them.

The class
This paper-making workshop will explain how paper can be made from invasive species of plants and common weeds, using prepared visual aids. The short presentation will be followed by a hands-on component where students will get to try pulling sheets of paper themselves. This process will be wet, as paper-making requires water. Please wear appropriate clothing.

About the instructor
Portrait of Britt Garth, instructor of Paper-Making with Invasive PlantsBritt Garth is a self-taught independent artist who has been studying the ways of making art with natural materials for the last 4 years, focusing specifically on invasive plants and noxious weeds. They have taught similar workshops in New Haven and Fairfield Counties and have been invited to demonstrate their craft at arts and maker events.
Website: WilderEarth Studio

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