Play with color, composition, patterns, and paper cutouts to let your imagination run free! Participants will also learn from local artist Katy DeMent to embellish their recycled handmade paper collage with natural, found materials and textures captured from surrounding architectural elements.
For Katy DeMent’s entire life she has been a working artist, organic gardener, and beekeeper. DeMent creates handmade paper as a means to an end. Paper art works take the form of: art lighting, shadow box, stationary, books and sculptures all crafted from sustainably collected plants, recycled and invasive fibers. Each of DeMent’s artwork is a vignette that holds a visual narrative. Through layers of vintage ephemera, photos and bits of cloth, tales are told. When etched images are included the dialogue begins.
Contemporary Craft is delighted to partner with Construction Junction to present a series of hands-on art workshops focused on creative reuse on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Developed around both organizations shared interests in environmental and social impact, the workshops will support and promote recycling through the use of reused materials. All CC/CJ Partnership workshops will take place at Construction Junction located at 214 N Lexington Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208