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Workshop / Papermaking with Yasaman Moussavi

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

On October 22 at 2pm, join Massy Arts, and Vancouver-based visual artist and educator Yasaman Moussavi for a workshop on papermaking designed for beginner artists.

Because the notion of papermaking in contemporary arts practices is constantly expanding into new fields of interest, handmade paper skills can be applied to bookmaking, scrapbooking, installation art, paper sculpture, card making, just to name a few.

Moussavi says that during this in-person workshop, attendees will learn how to make unique handmade paper sheets using pulp created from recycled paper scraps, dried seeds, and dried flowers. This workshop will also provide a low-tech foundation in papermaking that is infinitely expandable for students with limited access to studio facilities. This technique is non-toxic and can even be implemented into programs with young children.

For this class, learning objectives are: learning how to make a foundational sheet-making technique; learning how to make pulp out of scrap paper; and making at least 5 sheets of paper.

This event is open to all of our community, and registration is mandatory.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Covid Protocols: For all in-person events, attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection), and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We ask that if you are showing any symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

Please be sure to register for this event.

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The Artist

Yasaman Moussavi is a visual artist and educator. She is a Ph.D. student in Art Education at the University of British Columbia.

Yasaman holds an MFA with two emphases in Painting and Printmaking from Texas Tech University, where she explored and developed her skills in papermaking, printmaking, and installation art.

In her art-based research project, Yasaman explores the ways in which art-making intervenes the established social relations in order to recover the embodied act of mapping and place-making as a constituent to build social bonding.

Her works have been displayed and published in many national and international solo and group exhibitions such as Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Irving Arts Center, TX and A.I.R Gallery Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, among others.

She is a co-founder of Didaar Art Collective, a Chicago -based Iranian art community.

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October 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT