21+ Night: Eco Paper Making
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on September 27th for our next 21+ Night at Assemble to learn how to make paper using the invasive species, Japanese knotweed.
Let’s learn the art of papermaking!
Join us at Assemble for our monthly 21+ Night! Workshop tickets include drinks, snacks, all project materials, and a completed project for you to take home!
Our guest expert this month is Albert Pantone! For the past 25 years Pantone has worked with Japanese Knotweed, one of the Northeast’s most invasive and destructive weeds. Through the paper making process he deconstructs and transforms these aggressive, stubborn, nearly impossible-to-eliminate plants and tames them into delicate sheets of paper.
In this workshop, you will get hands-on with the texture, natural color, and unpredictability of wet pulp. From there, you can add natural elements such as wildflower seeds, dried petals, and grasses, as well as a selection of colored pulps to enhance the paper. As you manipulate the pulp, you can create flat two-dimensional sheets or even create three-dimensional sculptural works! You will get to use all these processes to create your own paper, and even learn some of the history of paper making while we’re at it!