In this workshop with 2021–22 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence Julia Rooney, participants learn the basics of papermaking, exploring various fibers and then pulling a sheet of paper themselves. Using pulp made from cotton, denim, and newsprint, survey the different colors, textures, and absorbencies of paper—a material we likely use every day but whose origins and physical properties we rarely consider.
Sidewalk Studio, set up on Chapel Street in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, is an outdoor program that fosters impromptu art making on a drop-in basis. This spring, the Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artists in Residence lead sessions related to their own practices and the exhibition at Artspace New Haven Footnotes and other embedded stories. Offered in conjunction with Artspace New Haven and generously sponsored by the Gallery’s Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund. All are welcome.