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    Papermaking workshop carried out at the 8th Animart, July 2014 in Monodendri, Epirus
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I gave a papermaking lesson in the 8th Animart Experiential art school in the mountain village of Monodendri, Epirus, July 2014.
There were various classes you could attend from photography to theatre.
I took my first stop motion animation lessons from Dimitris Savvaidis and Rory Oren.
It was a wonderful experience. I didn't have a blender with me or a papermaking basin. One of the kitchen ladies gave me a basin that was used for washing clothes and I had to find a new way to prepare the pulp. With the help of other participants at Animart, we tore the recycled papers by hand into tiny pieces - it needed patience and time but the reward was the company. As always I enjoy the process more than the results.
Angie, Blerta and friends
Anastasia and Angeliki
Everyone had the chance to make their own paper and everyone chose the flowers that we had collected from the village and its surroundings.
Margarita
Armand a papermaker from Albania rolling up some of his beautiful handmade papers.
Continuing to make paper with Nancy, Naya and Maria.
The towels (also found in the dormitories where we stayed) drying in the sun.
The papers took a few days to dry and the wonderful thing was that when the participants came to collect their papers they all wanted to find the one that they had made and they all remembered which was their own. So, handmade papermaking results in unique pieces of paper. The paper pulp is forever changing, the extra ingredients you put in is only limited by the extent of your imagination and each person makes paper in a slightly different way.
The ready handmade papers in the morning sun.
Thank you to all the participants at Animart for the wonderful shared experience in making paper in the beautiful village of Monodendri.