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Paper making at Chanticleer Botanical Gardens
Have you ever wanted to make some cool paper for your journal? We will be experimenting (I emphasize making Sumingashi Japanese (marbelized paper) and Orizomegami ("tie-dye"-ish paper). Chanticleer Gardens has a beautiful Solarium with large tables we can use as well as an outdoor drying table for the paper (It's such a perfect spot to dye paper!). You are welcome to come before the event or stay after to enjoy the beautiful vistas of Chanticleer as it comes to its peak just before fall. There is a $10 entrance admission fee to get into the garden. Some libraries in the area have a free pass you can obtain. So please check to see if you can obtain a pass from your local library. The garden is open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. There are no cafes or garbage receptacles within the garden. So please bring water and a small bag to remove your garbage. There are two restrooms on the premise. Please dress accordingly for art-making "messiness" and for weather "hopefully-not-so-mugginess" (no AC). Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. You may want to bring a cookie sheet or other container-ish item to transport your paper home so that it can finish drying and a larger garbage bag for transport (So paints etc. don't get on your car etc.). The solarium is enclosed. So we can make the ​papers even it rains. If you anticipate that you cannot come, please remove your name on the list so that others may come.

Chanticleer Gardens

768 Church Road · Wayne, PA


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    What we're about

    This friendly group is for any kind souls interested in creating visual art journals. All skill levels are welcome--you do not have to be an artist or have any former art training to join. I started this group so that we can come together to learn how to use a variety of art materials (tinker...), exchange ideas (inspire...), share and experiment with techniques (make "mistakes" frequently...) and grow in creativity together (fun light-hearted fellowship...), and to also take some time out to enjoy relaxing and being self-expressed with kindred folk (right brainers unite...). I'm looking forward to exploring possibilities with all who would like to join me. We will meet second Sunday of the month from 2-4:00 at a cafe for beverage/good eats/art and also at a variety of places such as local botanical gardens and arboretums for inspiration while soaking up the sun and fresh air when the weather is nice (I'm thinking picnic baskets filled with paints...). $5 fee per meeting. Please bring an unruled journal, fine tip black permanent marker, simple watercolor set, nice paintbrush, and any basic drawing materials.

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