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The Mechanics of Paper: The Poetry of Progress

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesdays, September 25 – October 16, 6 – 8pm

Anna Yates Krain. Paper Masquerader, March 2018. © Anna Yates Krain

$200; members $180

(4 classes)

About the Class

The evolution of paper is woven into the DNA of human development, from its important role in collecting knowledge to advancements in science, mathematics, music, art, poetry, and religion. In this course, we will learn how paper is made and how the technology of paper spread across the globe. We will cover the terminology that defines paper as well as best practices for protecting and preserving this resilient and most versatile invention.

Capacity: 18


Anna Yates Krain

Krain has worked in the field of paper conservation for 30 years at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. A graduate of the University of the Arts, she also majored in printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied papermaking and woodblock printing in Japan.