Beginning with plain white paper, we will add your own materials to create increasingly textured and shaded papers, be prepared to share excess materials as this way everyone will get a better selection of papers – of course if you have something that is limited and precious you can use it for your own work first.
- Using different paper pulps and inclusions, shapes and edges of paper sheets, moulding paper. We can also talk about colouring paper, making water mark
This course is designed for a wide range of abilities including beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee.
The items you will need to bring with you are listed below.
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
You will be making paper from recycled pulp so I suggest you wear old clothes as there will be a lot of water about!
You will need to bring with you:
- Plenty of large “J” cloths, the kind you get from the supermarket are fine
- Square washing up bowl, cat litter tray or similar
- Old Towel
- Plenty of newspaper – there is no way you can bring too much so start collecting early!
- Tray/plastic carrier bags to carry wet pages home in
- Old tablespoon
- Aluminium Mesh (from Halfords or here is some on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Davids-Bodyfiller-Aluminium-Mesh-Filling/dp/B004QDPVVK/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1508150707&sr=1-4&keywords=aluminium+car+mesh) originally intended for bridging and reinforcing holes in car body
- Bits and pieces to put in paper pulp, these could include:
- Pressed flowers or leaves
- Potpourri – not too lumpy!
- Snips of threads
- Tea bags
- Mushroom skins, herbs, spices
- Other papers for alternative pulps these could include:
- Brown paper
- Tissue paper
- Sugar paper
- These should have been roughly torn up and soaked overnight in water.
- You may also bring small stencils or wooden/lino printing blocks if you wish to sculpt your paper.
Timings & Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon.
SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option