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Combat Paper Project ~ The Muckenthaler ~ 1201 W. Malvern Ave. ~ Fullerton

Veteran Workshop: “Combat Paper: Uniforms into Handmade Paper”
June 3-6 . 6:00-9:00 PM . Free for veterans and their familie

Combat Paper Workshop explores the experiences of military veterans in recent wars through printmaking. The project began in 2007 as a series of workshops by veteran Drew Cameron and artist Drew Matott as a way for returning soldiers to share experiences through art.  In the workshops veterans typically cut up their battle fatigues, beat them into pulp, and press the pulp into paper that is then used as a ground for printing.  The artist-veterans’ images reflect the intensity, conflicting emotions, and indelible memories of war.

Combat Paper Project: Uniforms into Handmade Paper

June 3 – 6, 2012

6:00 – 9:00 PM

For five years Combat Paper has used the traditional hand papermaking process to facilitate inter-generational workshops with veterans, family, and members of the community. The uniforms that were once worn in service are transformed into handmade paper, prints and artwork. In this way, there is a shared understanding, dialogue and commemoration between veterans and the communities in which they live. This hands-on workshop will teach the entire process of how to transform your own clothing into paper art.

Participants are encouraged to bring in items of clothing or fabric, including military uniforms, which they would like to transform into paper. The instructor, artist Drew Cameron, will also provide fibers so bringing material is not a requirement to attend. In addition, any photographs, letters or materials from their service may also be brought along for inspiration.

This workshop is FREE for veterans and their families.

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