With a newly renovated classroom studio in North Hall, Papermaking has joined the other student facilities at the Center. The studio is outfitted with a Reina hydraulic press, washer-equipped 2 lb. beater, and a vacuum table. Additional equipment includes a Valley beater, standing screw press, stack dryer, loft drying racks, 5 vats, and an assortment of Western and Japanese-style moulds for making up to 3.5 by 7 foot sheets. Papermaking courses are held in 29 North Hall.
Professional paper production takes place on the Oakdale Campus.
History and fundamental techniques of Western and eastern hand papermaking; projects in traditional sheet forming, basic paper chemistry, paper coloring. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Traditional Eastern and Western sheet forming techniques, history, aesthetics; emphasis on fiber selection and preparation. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Topics in the history and technique of papermaking.