Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another papermaking opportunity July 16-17

Above are photos from Sarah Strong's Papermaking Workshop which took place at Strong HeArt Press & Studio last Saturday, June 25. Participants Sally Childs-Helton and Cy McQuigg are pictured creating unique handmade paper in a beautiful setting behind the studio at 143 1/2 E. Limestone Street.

My timing was just right to capture the entire process from lavender stems to the sun-dried finished product. The whole experience was other-worldly...a peacefully-paced, pre-computer, serenely meditative creative experience filled with the lush smells and sounds of summer. If you missed this wonderful experience, there will be another opportunity coming up as part of the YS Experience July 15-17.

Japanese Handmade Paper Lanterns with Paper Artist Sarah Strong

Limited to six participants. Adults only please.
Two-part workshop:
Saturday, July 16 – Create Hand Crafted Paper
Sunday, July 17 – Make a Beautiful Japanese Lantern
Both workshops run from 9 a.m.-noon
Meet at Strong HeArt Press & Studio, 143 1/2 E. Limestone St., Yellow Springs
$65 per participant

Make your own beautiful luminary for your patio or home.

Spend two exciting mornings at Strong HeArt Studio with Paper Artist Sarah Strong. Learn to make your own paper then turn it into an amazing hand crafted lantern. Small exhibit to conclude workshop with all luminaries alight!

All supplies included, plus light kit and bulb for your lantern
Take home a complete illuminated lantern.

Sarah is an award-winning book artist and holds a BFA in printmaking. She has spent years teaching drawing, printing, creative writing and book arts classes throughout the Midwest. Sarah presently owns and operates Strong HeArt Press & Studio, a letterpress, book arts and paper making facility in Yellow Springs.

Strong HeArt Studio and Press is situated along the edge of Historic Antioch Campus and The Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH

Go to to view all classes and register. Click on "workshops" under Categories and look for Japanese Handmade Paper Lantern

Contact Sarah at or call 317.525.1785