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Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
Art & Papermaking as Social Action
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Art & Papermaking as Social Action

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Keynote presentation by Peace Paper at the 2012 Buckeye Art Therapy Association on the topic of art as social action, focusing on lecture and visual content related to utilizing papermaking and …

Keynote presentation by Peace Paper at the 2012 Buckeye Art Therapy Association on the topic of art as social action, focusing on lecture and visual content related to utilizing papermaking and creative expression as a cathartic process to give meaning, create transformation, and provide empowerment through releasing and reforming fibers into new stories and new beginnings.

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  • Adapting the paper studio to different communities, holding community workshops, training programs, and residencies.
  • While we alter each workshop to fit each unique community, we typically carry the same basic processes throughout.
  • An example of a papermaking workshop.
  • Spring 2012, went to Istanbul with the support of the TCF, and Mayor FazliKilicBrought in to teach traditional Islamic papermaking, Set up studio in KagitHaneUnder construction, so we set up outside, trained the construction workers and everyone in between.
  • Given construction, evolved into a form of intervention art.Mosque was our base of operations, people coming and going would stop to make paper.
  • Weekend activities, worked with orphan children,Children who stayed on weekends,Using mould– watermark custom for the kids
  • Pulped their clothes and bedsheets.Awesome combo of technical and creative.
  • Students will begin interning and running kagithane paper house in time.
  • Brought in by art therapist Mia de BethumeJuveniledilinquency program
  • Introduction for Gretchen
  • For paper use only. Mobile- everything fits in the plastic bin/vat.
  • Using paper: journal writings, magazine photo collage, letters to self, letters to the abuser, feelings
  • Art journaling group transitioned into papermaking
  • Adding dried flowers to pulp
  • Drying paper of the windows
  • Since starting this process, she is sharing more of her writing w/ other survivors, the community, bringing awareness about domestic violence
  • March 2011- visit to Edgewood College in Madison, WI w/ undergrad students invited by Janice Havlena- Drew helped design the college’s papermaking studio, Janice has been working on designing an art therapy curriculum & papermaking program for individuals living w/ epilesy- example of the application in the academic setting with students and taking portable papermaking into the community.…. Undergrad students will be designing projects for portable papermaking out in the communitiy.
  • Give thank you gift to Michele and Marshae….
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    • 1. Margaret Mahan, BA Drew Matott, MFA Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC Peace Paper Project2012 Buckeye Art Therapy Association Symposium
    • 2. Deep Fried Book Chicago, IllinoisSculptor and conceptual artist John LaFalce (Buffalo, NY) and Drew Matott set out to create an edition of alteredbooks that were battered and deep fried.
    • 3. Breaking Rank (2007) | Drew Cameron & Drew Matott
    • 4. Peace Paper works to empower bereaved communities by engaging in collaborative artprocesses addressing peaceful reconciliation and positive forward thinking. Through paper, writing,book, and printmaking activities, we work together to transform significant articles of clothing into works of art which broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and healing.
    • 5.  Meaningful clothing, fiber, fabric Tell story associated with the experience of item brought: Reflections, memories, feelings Breaking Rag Fiber-> pulp-> paper Create art with handmade paper Creative writing Process experience and art
    • 6. Istanbul, Turkey
    • 7. Darüşşafaka Lisesi Istanbul, Turkey
    • 8. Children’s Village Dobbs Ferry, New YorkPhoto: Rivertowns Enterprise, July 2012
    • 9. Art Therapy & Social Activism• Art expression & the creative process can help empower interpersonal awareness important to societal and community issues• Engage the connection & increase consciousness between the individual & society through art• Art can serve & create a voice for vulnerable & marginalized populations• Facilitated outside the traditional therapy environmentSource: Franklin, M. (2010). Global Recovery and the Culturally/Socially Engaged Artist
    • 10. Portable Papermaking Adaptations• DIY Mould & Deckle: Stretcher Bars/Picture Frame Window Screen Staple Gun• Specialty Pulps (Dick Blick)• Plastic Bin to serve as vat• Felt Squares for couching• Sponges & Towels• Blender
    • 11. Papermaking with Survivors of Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, Cleveland, Ohio
    • 12. • Empowering• Affirming• Creates a voice• Process and product symbolizes a new beginning & starting over• “I am here”
    • 13. “…Allows penetrating access to the original impulsive urges while also transforming these urges into artistic compositions.” “Artistic sublimation is a way to be inwardly and socially productive with personal urges and disruptive behaviors.” “The visual symbols created in this process can retell the autobiographical story of one’s emotional inner life.”Source: Franklin, M. (2010). Global Recovery and the Culturally/Socially Engaged Artist
    • 14.  Sensory based art-making Self soothing Repetition and relaxation to be present in the here and now Starts with concrete steps, ending with making meaning Provides containment, yet an emotional release to safely share experiences and emotions through destructing and reconstructing
    • 15. Edgewood College, Madison, WisconsinCreating a papermaking& art therapy curriculum for art therapyundergraduate students
    • 16. THANK YOU!Marshae Amarante & Symposium Program Committee Michele Tarsitano-Amato & BATA Board of Directors Margaret Mahan | margaret@peacepaperproject.org Drew Matott | drew@peacepaperproject.org Gretchen Miller | gretchen@peacepaperproject.org peacepaperproject.org Follow Peace Paper’s travels on Facebook: facebook.com/peacepaper

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