Paper Plains

Paper Plains is an interactive experience for participants of all ages and abilities in papermaking, pulp-painting, and native prairie planting.


Paper Plains invites the community to create paper from regionally-harvested, invasive plants. It is an interactive experience in papermaking, pulp-painting, and native prairie planting. Workshop leaders demonstrate techniques to participants and engage in a dialogue about the history of invasive plants in Minnesota. Tools in this mobile art studio are adaptable for people of all ages and abilities. The paper that participants make is unique, embedded with native prairie seeds, and carries a little piece of West-Central Minnesota. Whether it hangs on the fridge or gets planted in the garden, handmade paper will grow the arts in your community.

Standard Neighborhood Event Rate: $465 includes 3 hours of instruction and supplies to accommodate 30-40 participants per hour facilitated by 2-3 trained instructors.

Standard Event Includes:
-Instruction and supplies to accommodate 30-40 participants per hour -2-3 trained instructors
-Travel up to 75 miles
-Selection of prairie imagery stencils

Additional and customizable options:
$125/hr for extra workshop hours
$110/Fiber Foraging Workshop: We’ll come with our clippers and show participants how to identify & harvest invasive grass so that native species can grow.
$110/Fiber Preparation Demos: We bring prepared fiber to our standard events, but this add-on takes away the mystery. We will show participants how to prepare fiber for papermaking.
Custom Stencils: Your message can be turned into a stencil for pulp-painting. Some size and design limitations apply, but we will work with you. $75 for text-only, $95 for image, $110 for text & image

Corporate / Large Event Rate: $775
-Individualized coordination for unique locations
-Instruction and supplies to accommodate 30-40 participants per hour -Three trained instructors
-Travel up to 75 miles
-Selection of prairie imagery stencils

Additional Links:
@paper_plains_project

Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH):7′ x 5′ x 4′

Transport Details:
Trailer is towed distances by car, but can be wheeled by hand for distances no greater than a city block. Trailer fits through double doors.

Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH):18′ x 18′ x 12′

Additional Specification Details:
Can be hosted outdoors on grass or pavement, or indoors on a tile or concrete floor.
Water and electricity aren’t needed on site, but we do need to be within one city block of running water.

About the Artist

Anna Haglin and James Kleiner

based in Moorhead, Minnesota

Anna is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at MSU Moorhead. James is a papermaker at Cave Paper in Minneapolis.


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