O NLINE WORKSHOP
S unday, March 3 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Kombucha has been brewed for centuries as a tangy beverage made of tea and a symbiotic glob of bacteria and yeast known as SCOBY. But SCOBY can also be the basis for creating a renewable parchment-link paper.
In this course, artist Nikki Romanello will teach you how to grow paper from a living kombucha culture. We will discuss brewing techniques, as well as contextualizing this process in the greater lens of bio art. Each participant will walk away with their very own hand grown sheet of paper as well as the culture they grew it from. Participants will also have a chance to paint on kombucha paper with inks extracted from natural pigments.
*P lease note, supplies are NOT provided for this workshop. Participants should source their own materials before the class.
Please find the full supplies list here with some recipes.
Your registration gets you access to the live Zoom class, along with a recording of the class to view afterwards.
Accessibility Statement: Genspace is committed to ensuring that our online classes, events, and workshops are as accessible as possible, and can meet the ever-changing needs of our community. As we navigate the opportunities and challenges of online programming, we are constantly learning and adjusting our workflows to prioritize accessibility, and we’d love to hear any feedback our community might have. Please contact us (aW5mbyB8IGdlbnNwYWNlICEgb3Jn) if you have specific accessibility requests or questions.
Nikki Romanello (she/her) was born and raised in Texas. As a kid she spent free time observing and collecting natural artifacts. In high school she was accepted into a four year AP art program. During her first year of college, she worked in a natural science lab where she gained experience with several scientific processes including; lab prep, dissection, and plant cultivation. She received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and a Concentration in Photography at Maryland Institute of College of Art in Baltimore. During her last two years of undergrad she devoted herself to metal sculpture. After graduating, she experienced several job opportunities and built a sculpture studio. Her work experience includes the Baltimore Museum of Art, Harris Rubin, New Arts Foundry, and volunteering at the University of Maryland Iron Pour. She graduated with an MFA in Studio Art, majoring in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a metal department teaching assistant and metal shop technician during her MFA. After graduating she worked for Will Ryman, Robert Lazzarini, and 3rd Ward. She also participated in a one year artist residency at Hot Wood Art Center and had a solo Bio Art show at the University Science Center in Philadelphia. Currently, she is researching various science disciplines, and teaching art and science classes at Brooklyn Brainery and Genspace.
Tickets for Kombucha Papermaking [ONLINE] can be booked here.