Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Pulp Friction – Fun with Paper Casting"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, April 19, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Friday, April 19, 2013  4:30 PM

Workshop fees are based on the number of classes taken. See registration sheet in the Downloads area for details. Materials fees are listed in each class description. All workshops meet from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Registration is by postmark. Return your registration forms promptly. We will do our best to place you in the classes you request.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The 18th annual Newport Paper Arts Festival offers 17 classes over the three days of April 19, 20 and 21, given by 13 instructors. 

"Pulp Friction – Fun with Paper Casting"

Create an assortment of molds and then use the molds to cast paper. Instructors will share an assortment of molds from their personal collections to maximize the selection of cast images available. Make pulp with blenders, strain the pulp and cast the paper in a variety of molds – experimenting with pigments and textures. Integrate your castings into at least two finished projects and take home a pile of paper castings for future projects.

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 12; Materials Fee: $20 

"Pulp Friction – Fun with Paper Casting" is taught by Cynthia Griffin and Nancy Holley. Griffin and Holley are always searching for amazing and unusual projects to create as a team. Cynthia, a graphic artist for 18 years and a 20-year member of the Rogue Valley Calligrapher’s Guild, has a passion for ink, paper, calligraphy, bookbinding and 3D art. 

To register for this class, download the registration form. For more information, download the complete brochure, or contact  Newport Visual Arts Center Director Sally Houck, at 541-265-6569, or by email at

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