ONLINE: Contemporary Papier Mache with Heather Blume

October 23, 30th and November 6th | Saturdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm | 3 sessions | $190 for members, $200 for non-members

Papier (paper) Mache, has become increasingly popular among contemporary artists. Why? Because paper is plentiful and working in this medium offers maximum potential for artistic expression. In this class we will cover creating both flat and sculpted artworks, culminating in creating unique Paper Mache attire. Working with Paper Mache is not costly and materials for this class can be found at your home, at the transfer station (recycled magazines or newspaper), the hardware store, or the super market. Participants can purchase the ingredients for making wall paper paste from the hardware store and the finished works can be painted by using whatever paint you have on hand. The instructor will begin with a brief history of Papier Mache. Each session will consist of periodic demonstrations of method and technique. There will be time allotted for participants to work on their creations and share their progress and difficulties. All levels and ages are welcome to join in the fun.

Heather Blume first felt the call to become an Artist in Provincetown, MA where she was exposed to a plethora of art making possibilities. She has since focused her art practice on drawing, sculpting, and painting narratives of human experience in relation to the natural world. 
Blume graduated with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting from the University of North Florida and an MFA cum laude in Sculpture from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Edgewood Farm at Truro Center for the Arts. She exhibits her artwork regularly and is currently represented by Susan Kurtzman of Jobi Pottery and Gallery in Truro, MA. Blume’s artworks are in numerous private collections, select sculptures are in the permanent collections of the British Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden. Her memberships include the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) , the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA), the Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art (FIDEM) and PAAM.
 Blume has been a professional artist, art educator, and lecturer for over 25 years.