Leah Aegerter is a sculptor working with a combination of digital fabrication techniques and traditional processes in wood and paper to investigate her relationship to geology and deep time. Leah received a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 and was named an Aspen Art Museum Artist Fellow in 2022.
Leah's Upcoming Workshops
Ages 9 - 12
Jun 10 - 14, 2024
9PM - 3PM
Paper Pulp Party!
Join us for a week of experimentation and pulpy play as we explore the possibilities of paper! In this workshop, we investigate all of the different forms this everyday material can take. Projects range from making our own recycled paper, to papier mâché, to casting paper pulp to create unique objects and textures. As we learn how to work with paper, we learn about where different paper fibers come from and how they have been used across cultures and traditions. Students end the week with a plethora of sculptural paper creations!
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Sep 2 - 6, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Sustainable Expressions: Paper Casting and Forming
In this foundational paper-making workshop, students transform pulp into unique cast-paper sculptures. Starting with dry abaca pulp, we dive into the process of reconstituting, beating, dying, and casting sheets with a traditional mold and deckle. Abaca paper is characterized by long fibers with impressive wet strength, making it ideal for manipulation. We mold the wet sheets onto objects from home, around the studio, or in the environment. Sewing and gluing aids in combining dried paper objects into sculptural creations.