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Critical Conversations Papermaking Workshop: Transforming the Past, Creating for the Future

dual image: two hands holding a tray of handmade paper; a woman demonstrates how to use the tray with a tub of paper pulp
Thursday, July 28, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Claire Alexandre

Update: this workshop is full. Thank you for your interest!
Learn to make paper with local artist Claire Alexandre while discussing what makes a garden an inclusive space, in our "Critical Conversations Papermaking Workshop: Transforming the Past, Creating for the Future."
Transform outdated ideas about plants and gardens into a fresh surface for your creativity. Combine pressed plants with scrap paper to create a foundation for your own empowering words.
Claire Alexandre is a diaspora child, abolitionist feminist storyteller and student of ecologies who weaves autobiographical reflections with ancestral wisdom. Through mixed media paintings and street art, she infuses detailed portraits with notions of struggles and strength that exist at the intersection of environmental, gender and racial justice. She seeks to deepen our collective understanding of community prosperity and its close ties with sustainable land stewardship.
The workshop is free, but registration is required at
Format: hands-on workshop, for adults and children ages 13 and older. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop will include time indoors and outdoors. Masks are required indoors.
Materials will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring old texts to transform.
Location: meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center.
Questions? Email We look forward to creating with you!
Photos by Jose Cotto.