Workshops by Jane Ingram Allen
with Plants - Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow" - Sierra Nevada College, Incline
Village, Nevada - July 9-13, 2007
a 5-day intensive workshop on papermaking art using local plants and equipment
that can be found anywhere. Students learned the whole process from what plants
to pick, to cooking, beating, sheet forming in Western and Asian methods and
creating art with the handmade paper. For complete details see the website at
with Plants" - Brookfield Crafts Center, Brookfield, CT, Saturday and Sunday,
June 16-17, 9AM-4PM each day
a class on papermaking with local plants at the Brookfield Crafts Center on
Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, 2007. Students learned the whole process of
how to make their own unique paper from ordinary plants and using household
equipment. Janel shared some of her experiences in making paper with plants
from around the world.
information on the class, visit the website at www.brookfieldcraftcenter.org
with Plants" Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center, Canton, MA, June
23-24, 2007, 9AM-4PM each day
two-day workshop in conjunction with Jane's artists in residency at the VAC,
Jane taught participants how to make unique paper from local plants going through
the whole process from gathering materials, cooking it, beating it and forming
sheets using Western and Asian methods. Workshop participants also got involved
in creating a collaborative multi-part installation on the grounds of the VAC.
information on workshops at the Visual Arts Center go to this link at http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Visual_Arts/catalog.php?code=175-VA07SP1&sancName=Visual%20Arts%20Center&getresults=long
Papermaking" Workshop,Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV,
June 16-20, 2003.
returning to Sierra Nevada College on beautiful Lake Tahoe again this
summer to teach a one-week papermaking workshop for artists and art students.
The workshop will cover basic and advanced papermaking for two and three-dimensional
work and will feature innovative techniques Jane has developed from her
experiences as an artist in residence at an environmental center, a national
park, and in Japan, the Philippines, Nepal and Brazil. For more information
and to register for the workshop contact Sheri Leigh, Summer Workshops
Director & Assistant Professor, Sierra Nevada College, 800-332-8666
or e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website at www.sierranevada.edu/workshops
and Installation Art Workshop, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA -
April 19-20, 2002
taught a two-day workshop titled "Paper in Public- Handmade Paper
for Sculpture and Installation Art" for art students at Humboldt
State University. The workshop April 19-20 covered how to make paper from
plant fibers and use the paper to create sculpture and installation artworks.
Students designed and created a collaborative installation during the
workshop with each participant making a unique part of the whole. For
more information about the workshop, ontact JoAnne Berke, HSU Faculty,
Art Dept. Arcata, CA 95570, phone 707-826-3630.
Jane also taught a special one-day workshop in Eureka, CA, for artists
in the community on Sunday, April 21. This workshop was held at Humboldt
State University in the art department and included career information
for artists on proposal writing and other opportunities as well as papermaking
for sculpture and installation art. For more information about this workshop,
contact Lori Goodman at her e mail address - email@example.com
Lecture and Papermaking Workshop, Tyler University, Philadelphia, PA -
October 8, October 15-16, 2001
Jane will give a slide lecture about her work for art students
at Tyler University on October 8. This lecture is in conjunction with
Jane's residency during the month of October at the Schuylkill
Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia. Jane's lecture
will include information about the environmental art projects and nature-related
works she is doing during the residency as well as highlights of her career.
Tyler students will also be coming to the Schuylkill Center on October
15 and 16 for a papermaking workshop with Jane. Students will learn papermaking
techniques and about creating environmental and public art works with
August 6 - 10, - Paper in Public - Hand Papermaking for
Sculpture/Installation Art in Public Spaces
taught a one-week collaborative workshop at Sierra Nevada College on Lake
Tahoe. The workshop focused on using handmade paper for sculpture and
installation art in public spaces. During the workshop participants designed
and created a collaborative public art work with handmade paper, string
and other natural materials. The installation focused on the issue of
water quality and was partially inspired by the many signs in the area
saying "Keep Lake Tahoe Blue." The site chosen by workshop participants
was a bridge over a stream near the art classrooms. The bridge was a metal
gridded structure that provided a clear view of the stream and banks below.
The installation was designed to be seen from above as well as below the
bridge. It featured 5 paper bridges spanning the fast-moving water, paper
covered stones and many water elements in blue and white pulp hanging
underneath the bridge. During the opening reception for the installation
on Friday afternoon, small paper boats were launched in the fast-moving
stream. The installation is designed to change over time and, being all
bio-degradable materials, will eventually disappear as the materials return
to the earth.
July 14-15, 2001 - Japanese Papermaking and
Mixed Media Constructions, Rome Art & Community Center, Rome, NY.
this workshop Jane taught participants how to make paper with kozo fibers
using Japanese techniques. The artist participants were able to produce
very thin, yet strong sheets to use in mixed media works. Participants
created transparent collage mixed media constructions with their finished
sheets. Akiko Furuta, Jane's friend visiting from Mino City, Japan, brought
many samples of handmade paper from Mino City to share with the workshop
participants. Jane was an artist in residence for three months in 1999
at the Mino Paper Art Village Project where she studiend Japanese papermaking
techniques. For more information about Jane's residency in Japan, click
ARTS IN EDUCATION ACTIVITIES Southern
Tier Institute for Arts in Education, Binghamton, NY
is working with the Southern Tier Institute for Arts in Education to bring
her installation art to Binghamton area schools during 2000-2001. Jane
installs her work at a selected public site in the school and leads the
students in interactive activities and talks with them about her work.
Jane will be installing her art work during the Spring 2001 semester at
the following schools:
Feb. 1, 2001, Greene Intermediate School, Greene, NY. (Maps
2, 2001, Greene Primary School, Greene, NY. (Bird Watching Installation)
These photos show students at Greene Primary School viewing Jane's installation.
For more photos, click
Feb. 22, 2001, Roosevelt Elementary School, Binghamton, NY. (Bird Watching
Feb. 23, 2001, Binghamton High School, Binghamton, NY. (Maps Installation)
March 15, 2001, East Middle School, Binghamton, NY. (Maps Installation)
March 23, 2001, Jefferson Elementary School, Binghamton, NY. (Maps Installation)
3, 2001, Apalachin Elementary, Owego, NY. (Bird Watching Installation)
Jane created a "Bird Watching" installation in the school
courtyard garden at Apalachin Elementary in Owego, NY. The installation
contained multiple sculptures of birds common to the area, some perching
and some flying. The birds are made of painted handmade paper over a wire
armature with a polyurethane coating. The site-specific installation at
the school also included a nest complete with baby blue birds. The children
in the STI Arts in Education program visited with Jane in the installation,
learning about installation art and interacting with the exhibition. "Bird
Watching" remained on view at the school through May 11."
During the Fall 2000 sememster Jane worked
with the Southern Tier Institute for Arts in Education to bring her installation
art to the following Binghamton area schools:
Oct. 17, 2000 - AG McGuinness Intermediate School, Endicott,
NY - "Maps" installation
Oct. 24, 2000 - JF Snapp Elementary School, Endicott, NY - "Maps"
Oct. 26, 2000 - Mann Elementary School, Binghamton, NY - "Maps"
Oct. 27, 2000 - G. F. Johnson Elementary School, Endicott, NY - "Clouds"
Nov. 2, 2000 - Wilson Elementary, Binghamton, NY - "Maps" installation
Nov. 7, 2000 - Franklin Elementary, Binghamton, NY - "Maps"
Nov. 9, 2000 - Owego Free Academy (high School), Owego, NY - "Clouds"
Art Teachers, Oneida High School, Oneida, NY, October 6, 2000, "Handmade
Paper in the Art Classroom."
For this one day hands-on workshop the art teachers had a chance to make
paper from abaca and kozo fibers using both Western and Japanese techniques.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA - July
18-21, 2000, Japanese Paper"
As part of the Virginia Museum's annual Teacher Institute
which this year is focused on Japan, Jane taught workshops in Japanese
papermaking for over 100 teachers from throughout the state of Virginia.
The workshops were held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
For more information about the Museum and the Teacher Institute, visit
their website at http://www.vmfa.state.va.us
are two photographs taken at Jane's Virginia Museum workshop on Japanese
Papermaking showing the teachers making paper with kozo and other fibers
using some modified Japanese techniques.
Arts in Education Activities, Aesthetic Education
Institute, Rochester, NY - 1999-2000
presented her installation art and conducted papermaking workshops in
Rochester area schools during the month of May as part of the Aesthetic
Education Institute's program of bringing artists into the schools.
Children's School, Rochester, NY
On May 4, 2000, Jane visited the Children's School of Rochester
where she installed her work "In the Clouds" and also some bird
sculptures in the school library. Many classes visited the installation,
and Jane talked with the children about her work and ideas. For
more photos of the presentation at the Children's School in Rochester,
Churchville Elementary School, Churchville, NY
On May 23 Jane installed her work "In the Clouds"
at Churchville Elementary School, Churchville, NY. During this presentation
Jane held informal question and answer sessions with the children and
talked about her work as an artist. For photos of Jane's work
in the Churchville schools, click
Hill School, Ginther School, and Barclay School, Brockport,
On May 24 Jane installed her work "The Map Room"
at Hill School in Brockport, NY, and interacted with the children in the
installation. On May 25 she taught papermaking workshops at Ginther
School in Brockport, and on May 26 she presented papermaking workshops
at Barclay School in Brockport. For photos of Jane's work in the
Brockport schools, click
Arts in Education Activities, Arts
in Education Institute, Utica, NY, January - June, 2000
Jane presentedpapermaking workshops and exhibed
her installation work using handmade paper in Utica area public schools
during the Spring 2000 semester. Jane works with students to create
a collaborative site specific installation art work using handmade paper
made by the children during the workshops.
Clinton Schools, Clinton, NY
schedule included a week-long residency/exhibition at Clinton
Elementary and Middle School, Clinton, NY, beginning January 10, 2000.
At Clinton School Jane exhibited her installations "The Map Room"
and "Ganglia." The 5th grade students at Clinton Elementary
made an installation on the theme of scientific elements called "Web
of Molecules." The 6th grade students at Clinton School working with
Jane created an installation work with handmade paper and other materials
on the theme of Egypt and the Middle East called "Piece of the Middle
Remington Elementary School, Ilion, NY
Jane also did a week-long residency with
a workshop and exhibition of her work at Remington Elementary School,
Ilion, NY, in January 2000. At Remington School Jane exhibited her
work "In the Clouds." During this residency Jane
worked with the children to make paper and create an installation in the
school on the theme of outer space.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Utica, NY
In May 2000 Jane did a papermaking and installation
art project at King School, Utica, NY. The theme of the children's
installation was "The Rainforest", and the children's installation
with hundreds of handmade paper leaves, insects, flowers, snakes and birds
was installed in the school's front foyer. Jane also exhibited her
installation "Bird Watching" at the school and talked with classes
about her work as an artist. For photos of the installation at King
School made during Jane's residency, click
Jane has also presented workshops in
papermaking and installation art at the following schools through the
Arts in Education Institute of the Central New York Community Arts Council:
West Winfield Elementary School, West Winfield,
Jefferson Elementary School, Utica, NY
Reese Road Elementary School, Frankfort, NY (for photos, click
West Frankfort Elementary School, Frankfort, NY (for photos,
Barringer Road Elementary School, Ilion, NY
July 26-30, 1999 -- "Handmade Paper for Sculpture and Installation
Art, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. This 5-day workshop
included learning to use handmade paper for sculpture and installation
art and creating a collaborative outdoor sculpture installation with handmade
paper contributed by each of the participants. Casting, pouring,
vacuum table and other more unorthodox papermaking techniques were explored.
July 21-22, 1999 -- "Paper Casting on the Beach" at Martha's Vineyard.
Jane taught for the second summer at Seastone Papers on Martha's Vineyard.
The two-day workshop covered cover casting for handmade paper sculpture and featured a day on
the beach experimenting with sand casting and other techniques. For more information
contact Seastone Papers, Box 331, West Tisbury, MA 02575-0331, phone (508)693-5786.
Or, visit SEASTONE PAPER website.
May, 1999 -- Jane spent
the first week in May teaching workshops at various art centers in Danville, Martinsville
and South Boston, VA, The workshops in Handmade Paper Sculpture are through
the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Statewide Workshop Program. Jane was one of ten artists
selected for the program in 1998-2000 and will teach more workshops at other art centers
in the state during October 1999 and May 2000. One of the workshops sponsored
by the Parsons Bruce Art Association in South Boston, VA was held at Halifax County High
School. This photo shows Jane beating the paper pulp in her portable
"Rubbermaid" mixer. To see other photos of students in the workshop click here.
May 3, 1999 -- Jane taught a sculptural papermaking workshop at the Danville Museum in
Danville, VA, as part of the VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF
Artists Workshop Program.
May 4 - 6, 1999 -- Jane taught a sculptural papermaking workshop at the Piedmont Arts
Association, Martinsville, VA, as part of the VIRGINIA
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Artists Workshop Program.
May 25, 1999 -- Jane taught a sculptural papermaking workshop at the Parsons
Bruce Art Association, South Boston, VA, as part of the VIRGINIA
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Artists Workshop Program. For photos of this workshop
Oct. 18-19, 1998 -- Jane taught a workshop for the Blacksburg Regional Art Association
in Blacksburg, VA, as part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artists Workshop
Program. The workshop will be at Blacksburg High School and will be about sculptural
papermaking. For more information, contact the VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS or the
Blacksburg Regional Art Association.
Oct. 20, 1998 -- Jane taught a one-day workshop in sculpture with handmade paper at the
William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, VA. This workshop is also offered
through the VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Artists Workshop Program.
20 - 24, 1998 -- Jane taught a workshop in making large scale wall relief
sculpture with handmade paper called "Big Relief Paper" at the
Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. WOMEN'S
STUDIO WORKSHOP Participants in this workshop worked on large
scale (up to eight feet!) pieces in handmade paper using the vacuum table
and other techniques to manipulate wet and dry pulp for relief sculptures.
July 27-30, 1998 -- Jane taught a workshop
called "Paper in Public: Handmade Paper for Sculpture/Installation Art" at
Seastone Papers, Martha's Vineyard, MA. SEASTONE
PAPER During this intensive week-long workshop participants designed and
created a collaborative temporary public art installation of handmade paper structures on
a public beach at Martha's Vineyard. This workshop was such a success that plans are
underway to do this type of thing again! For more photos of the Seastone workshop, click here.
17 and September 24, 1998 -- Jane taught two one-day workshops in basic
papermaking to elderhostel groups at Harpers Ferry National Historical
Park, Harpers Ferry, WV. These workshops were held in conjunction
with Jane's September residency at the park. Jane was chosen as
one of 8 artists for the 1998 artist-in-residency program at this scenic
historical national park.
September 22, 1998 -- Jane taught a workshop
in basic papermaking and paper sculpture for the Harpers Ferry Junior Hight School Art
Club during their visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. This workshop was
sponsored by the national park and offered as part of Jane's residency at the park during
the month of September.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKSHOPS by Jane Ingram Allen
Jane can design a workshop to fit the needs and interests of people of all ages and
levels of experience. Workshops are offered for artists/craftsmen, the general
public and children. She has taught workshops at museums, art centers, public
schools, Arts in Education programs, colleges and universities throughout the world.
Jane has also taught private workshops in her Hamilton studio for individual
artists wishing to pursue independent study on specific topics with her.
Papermaking workshops cover the following topics:
- How paper is made and how to use recycled paper pulp as well as other fibers
- Materials and equipment for papermaking without great expense
- History of papermaking and its development as an art form for wall works, sculpture and
- How to create effects with texture, color and three-dimensional forms
- Hands on experience with forming sheets and sculptural forms with various pulps
- Using hand papermaking for sculpture and installation art, including bio-degradable
temporary installations designed to disappear as compost
- Handmade paper as a material for temporary as well as more permanent public art
Note: Papermaking workshops can be adapted to fit the needs of those with or without
prior experience in papermaking. The workshops can also be adapted for any age group from
kindergarten children through the elderly.
Demonstrating papermaking at the Duntog Foundation, Baguio City, Philippines
Washing paper fibers in the river, Duntog Foundation
Sculpture/Installation Art workshops cover the following topics:
- History and development of installation as an art form
- How to develop concepts and ideas for installation art with emphasis on multi- part
works using paper, fiber and other natural materials for indoor and outdoor sites
- Development of site specific works and proposals for installation art
- Creation of a group installation on site with all participants contributing parts to the
whole which can be left on display or dismantled with each participant taking home his
Note: Sculpture/Installation Art workshops are especially suited for those with some
prior experience as artists in any medium or for art students at any level from elementary
through adult; however, those with no prior art experience have greatly enjoyed and been
successful in this type of workshop.
This shows Jane teaching a workshop at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum
of Art, Utica, NY, during their Summer ARTREACH program, a one-day art
experience for underprivileged children ages 9-12.
During this workshop 150 children created colorful, abstract birds, nests and eggs
which were all displayed as an installation in a museum gallery.
Art Marketing and the Business of Art workshops cover the following
- Making art your business including setting up a studio, bookkeeping, taxes, etc.
- How to find places to sell your art--setting prices, dealing with dealers, galleries and
other venues for selling art
- Developing marketing tools including the artist resume, slides and slide list, cover
letter, artist statement, business cards, letterhead and Web sites
- Getting grants and writing proposals for funding to support your work
- Exhibition opportunities including juried shows, fairs, competitions and other avenues
such as studio shows and curating your own exhibitions
- Residencies for artists
- Using artist's registries including slide registries as a promotional tool
- Working in the public realm - getting commissions and developing proposals for public
art and other venues
Note: Any of these topics can be expanded on in a separate workshop, or a general
workshop can be offered which gives an overview of all these topics. The marketing
workshops are usually best for artists/craftsmen who are interested in furthering their
careers as professional artists. Jane has written several articles on these
and other topics of interest to artists for ART
CALENDAR and for SCULPTURE magazines.
She has also written a monograph titled RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS published in Summer 1998
by ART CALENDAR.
For further information about any of these workshops, contact:
Jane Ingram Allen
11 Oxford Rd.
Troy, NY 12180
or via Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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activities by Jane Ingram Allen.
Last updated June 15, 2002.