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Learn how to make paper from an expert in Avon Saturday

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Kids pound natural fibers and drain pulp during one of Helen’s papermaking workshops.

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What: Papermaking Workshop with Helen Hiebert.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Cost: $20 per adult, one child per adult.

More information: Call 970-827-9725 to make your reservation.

AVON —Join Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday for a morning of papermaking with artist Helen Hiebert. Attendees will take a nature walk and collect plant material to embed in the paper, then pound plant fibers to a pulp using a blender and mallets, and finally, will make paper using a simple tin can papermaking set-up, which each participant can take home and use for further papermaking experimentation. Hiebert will have copies of her books on hand for those who wish to delve further into the craft.

Hiebert, author of “The Papermaker’s Companion,” “Paper Illuminated,” “Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds” and “Playing With Paper” is a noted papermaker and artist. She served as program director at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York for six years and has taught papermaking workshops at Dieu Donne, the Penland School, the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Her installations, sculptures, films and artist books have been featured in gallery exhibits internationally, and she has served on the boards of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and Hand Papermaking Magazine. She lives and works in Colorado.

This workshop is family-oriented and is suitable for kids ages 6 and up when accompanied by an adult. The cost to attend is $20 per adult or per child-adult pair. Seating is limited for this event; call 970-827-9725 to make your reservation.

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