Workshops

Browse through all workshops that currently take place. We also provide information about future workshops and workshops from the past.

ONLINE COURSE OF ARTIST BOOKS

Argentina

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from May 21, 2024 until June 11, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Silvia Turbiner Silvia Turbiner

Workshop Details

ARTIST BOOKS EXPLORATION!

Join Silvia Turbiner for four weekly sessions of 2 hours each in English.

This online course will be conducted via Zoom, and all sessions will be recorded. You'll have the flexibility to watch the class and work at your own pace and time, with the freedom to ask questions whenever you need.

In this course, you'll learn to create a concertina book using fresh handmade cotton linters paper. You'll explore techniques such as collage with graphic inks, inlay fusion, transfers, and inclusions, as well as how to make a large handmade paper with hinges. Get ready to master incredible techniques!

Course Outline: Session 1: Introduction to artist books
· Experimenting with graphic oily inks dissolved in turpentine on a tray of water and transferring the result to handmade papers, book pages, newspapers, etc.

Session 2: Re-signifying the creations from the first class

Session 3: Crafting an accordion book with the re-signified results on both the front and back covers simultaneously, using handmade paper, likely cotton linters

Session 4: Creating the covers of the book and demonstrating how to make a large paper with no hinges

WhatsApp or email Silvia to register

Further information:
www.silviaturbiner.com


Contact information

email: silvia.turbiner@gmail.com
www.silviaturbiner.com
whatsapp: +5491136286167
IG:@silviaturbiner


2024 Fabriano Paper/Print/Book Tour of Northern Italy

Italy

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from June 03, 2024 until June 14, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Lynn Sures Lynn Sures, Giorgio Pellegrini

Workshop Details

A personal introduction to paper, print, and book arts sites.

• Hands-on papermaking and book arts in Fabriano and Gubbio
• Papermills making traditional Italian papers and watermarks
• Publishers of hand printing and galleries of master prints
• Libraries and workshops of traditional Italian bookbinding
• Visit historic and contemporary papermaking, book arts, and printmaking  sites throughout Northern Italy

Contact information

Lynn Sures
lynn@lynnsures.com
www.lynnsures.com


Pulp painting intensive with Meg Black, PhD

United States

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from June 09, 2024 until June 15, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Meg Black Meg Black

Workshop Details

The Summer Institute at Wells College, situated on more than 300 scenic acres overlooking Cayuga Lake in central New York, attracts a mix of experienced book artists and those new to the field from all over. Offered are 4 - 6 classes concurrently in each session in letterpress, bookbinding, calligraphy, papermaking, paper decoration, risograph, and related arts.

This workshop explores the art of using pigmented pulps to create highly textured and colorful 2D works of art. In this five-day workshop, students will explore pulp-painting techniques using cotton and abaca fibers. Pigmenting, painting techniques using a variety of tools and applications, multiple layering techniques, and beating times to control textures and shrinkage properties of the different fibers will be covered in this intensive workshop. Through slide presentations featuring handmade paper art by a variety of artists, and daily demonstrations by the instructor, students will become familiar with handmade paper artwork and the many artists who work in this ancient yet contemporary medium.

Further information:
https://wellsbookartscenter.org/summer/

Contact information

Mary Tasillo
she/her/hers
Director, Book Arts Center
Wells College
mtasillo@wells.edu


Paper and Artist's Book Lab in Malaga, Southern Spain

Spain

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from June 12, 2024 until June 27, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Jim Lorena Jim Lorena

Workshop Details

At this workshop you will experience papermaking with mitsumata and lokta pulp. We will explore the techniques of encapsulation, poetics of time between two translucent sheets. Object narratives that transport us to experiences and feelings. We will turn the artist's book into a treasure trove of emotions.

Workshop for beginners and initiates. Five-day workshop with three-hour sessions.

1- Presentation of the paper workshop. Tools and materials.

  - Manufacture of translucent sheets of mitsumata and lokta.

2- Poetics of encapsulation.

  - encapsulation technique.

3- The artist's book, history and different concepts.

  - Studies and sketches for artist's books using the encapsulation technique.

4- Putting the ideas of the sketches into practice.

5- Finishing and display of the books and photographic documentation.

Contact information

Jim Lorena

https://www.facebook.com/jimlorena/?locale=es_ES
https://www.instagram.com/jimlorena/
Phone (+34) 653 512 346
E-mail librodeartista.jimlorena@gmail.com

Atelier Jim Lorena
29018 Malaga, Spain


Solastalgia and Watermarks in Handmade Paper

United States

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from July 01, 2024 until July 02, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Michelle Wilson Michelle Wilson

Workshop Details

In this workshop, you will explore hand papermaking, watermarks, and material metaphor. Watermarks are a hand papermaking technique in which the fibers of the paper are interrupted, creating an absence in the paper. When the papers are backlit, a ghostly image appears. This technique is an exquisite material metaphor for dealing with loss, extinction, and disappearance, while also being magical and alluding to transformation. Using various types of watermark techniques – including cut vinyl, puff paint, layered paper, and hand embroidery, you will explore the imagery of solastalgia – feelings of disquiet and discomfort due to environmental change such as global warming - and revitalization. Students will leave this workshop with a series of handmade papers that can stand on their own as works of art, or be incorporated into collages, artists books, or prints.

Further information:
https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshops/3569-solastalgia-watermarks-in-handmade-paper

Contact information

Maria Elting, Workshops Coordinator
mariaelting@sitkacenter.org

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
@sitkacenter
56605 Sitka Dr, Otis, OR 97368
(541) 994-5485


Embroidered Maps

United States

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from July 03, 2024 until July 03, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Michelle Wilson Michelle Wilson

Workshop Details

Maps are symbolic guides from the known to the unknown. They describe patterns of movement, occurrence, and migration, and tell stories of places past, present, and future. During this class, designed for all levels, we will explore various ways that mapping can be combined with embroidery to make unique works of art. You will begin with a meditation on land and place and introductions to different types of embroidered cartography and symbolism. Then you'll explore ways to transfer images to fabric, a plethora of embroidery stitches, and how best to realize each participant's idea from vision to textile. Students will depart this workshop with an embroidered map of their own, which could be incorporated into a garment or pillow, or framed as a work of art.

Further information:
https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshops/3570-embroidered-maps

Contact information

Maria Elting, Workshops Coordinator
mariaelting@sitkacenter.org
(541) 994-5485

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
@sitkacenter

56605 Sitka Dr, Otis, OR 97368


The 5th INTERNATIONAL PAPERMAKING SYMPOSIUM RITE, LATVIA 2024

Latvia

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from July 15, 2024 until July 19, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Ilze Dilane

Workshop Details

PAPERMAKING SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

This year we will explore:      
Experiments with abaca
Laminating between sheets plants from the schools garden
Drawing with tread and wire
Making paper string and folding wet abaca sheets
Preparing special pulp from some native plants
Pulp painting with stencils
Vax stamp workshop

Some other experimental workshops are led by symposium participants.

Further information:
See PDF download below

Contact information

Ilze Dilane
ilze.dilane@gmail.com
Phone +371 25608690


The Art of Paper in Italy with Tom Balbo, Carol Barton, Amanda Degener, Denise Carbone , and Roberto Mannino

Italy

Event Dates

The workshop takes place from September 22, 2024 until October 06, 2024.

Workshop Initiator

Dávid Vörös Dávid Vörös

Workshop Details

In this all-inclusive, two-week, workshop held at the International Center for the Arts at Monte Castello (www.icaitaly.com) in Umbria Italy, September 22 - October 6, 2024, we will explore the potential of paper as a basic material and as a medium for artistic pursuits.

The event will be led by internationally known instructors Amanda Degener, founder of Cave Paper; Carol Barton of Popular Kinetics; Denise Carbone from the University of the Arts and Tom Balbo of Tom Balbo Galleries. The Workshop will also feature a two-day pulp-painting component, led by Visiting Artist, Roberto Mannino. Participants will receive 12 hours of instruction in each of these areas: hand papermaking, pulp paper painting and marbling, sewn bookbindings, and designing pop-ups.

From the time our staff greets you at the Rome Airport (FCO) to the time we return you to the airport and say farewell, all expenses are included. You'll be staying in our medieval hilltown in a 14th c. convent, with spectacular views of the Tiber Valley. Dining is on our outdoor terrace and you'll be treated to three, multiple course, meals per day lovingly prepared by our chef and kitchen staff. We start the day with an incredible breakfast buffet, then lunch and dinner, which are served in courses and arrive at the table plted and accompanied by excellent local wine.

The workshop will also include field trips to the Fabriano Paper Mill and to the city of Florence, along with several other excursion stops. In addition, Amanda will be offering optional morning Tai Chi sessions. This is an ideal session for teachers, graphic designers, creative artists, and anyone who likes to play with paper. No prior experience is necessary; all skill levels are welcome.

Further information:
https://icaitaly.com/event/the-art-of-paper-3/

Contact information

icarts.info@gmail.com


Workshops Tour Across the Americas, Spring-Summer 2024

United States

Workshop Initiator

Guy Lougashi Guy Lougashi

Workshop Details

Paper lab
Workshops Tour Across the Americas, Spring-Summer 2024

Embark on a creative journey across the Americas with The Paper Lab's workshop tour in spring and summer 2024. Experience the essence of our "Self Topography on Paper" concept through engaging workshops and insightful lectures. Dive into the world of 3D paper making and casting, with both foundational and advanced sessions. Explore the artistry of our sewing machine lab workshop and immerse yourself in the intricate craft of weaving. As a special touch, we offer the flexibility to tailor a concept workshop to perfectly suit the time frame provided by our hosts.

Whether you're an emerging artist or seasoned creator, our workshops provide a nurturing space to explore and shape your distinctive vision. Led by the experienced artist Guy Lougashi, immerse yourself in dynamic and interactive sessions that breathe life into the world of paper.

Stay tuned as the exciting list of workshops will be announced soon.

We extend an invitation to individuals, art studios, and creative spaces to host a workshop in your city, offering a unique and enriching experience to your community. Connect with us today to express your interest in hosting a workshop or to gather more details about the tour. Let's make 2024 an unforgettable year together with The Paper Lab!

Info: https://www.paperlab.info/workshops-tour-across-the-americas-springsummer-2024

Contact information

Guy Logashi
https://www.paperlab.info

 +49(0)176 722 32 994

https://instagram.com/paper.lab.workshop?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


Workshops at Liberty Paper

United States

Workshop Details

Most classes this year will be custom designed for individual students or groups. Phone or email the studio to plan and design your class.
Some of the options are Papermaking, Box making, Stitching on Paper, Decorative Papers, Book making, and more.
Bring your own project for studio time and technical support. Private classes are available for designing and making your own guest books for weddings and other special events.

Contact information

Liberty Paper
Claudia Lee
1618 Cripps Road
Liberty, Tennessee 37095
(615)536-5151
libertypapermaking@gmail.com


CRONQUIST PAPER STUDIO

Latvia

Workshop Details

Papermaking from abaca, kozo, denim, cotton rug pulp. Pulp painting and other surface design techniques. 3D objects from abaca, recycled paper. Make your own paper for a book and learn bookbinding.
Please contact Ilze Dilane for details.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paperceramicstudio/

Website:
http://ilzedilanesart.blogspot.com/

Contact information

Ilze Dilane
Cronquist Paper Studio
Riga
LATVIA

Phone +371 25 608 690
E-mail ilze.dilane@gmail.com


Fides Linien - Interdisciplinary Art Consulting

Germany

Workshop Details

During professional papermaking workshops, participants are introduced to the knowledge of hand papermaking. Different processes to work with various fibres, to create sheets, to work with paper pulp two- or three dimensionally are introduced. Several techniques to manipulate paper can be explored.

Fides provides individual and customized consulting, developing concrete projects at your location or in a rented location. Besides workshops, lectures and collaboration in interdisciplinary and innovative projects, she offers promotional- and (self-) marketing solutions.

Further information:
www.fideslinien.com

Contact information

Fides Linien 
art@fideslinien.com
Instagram: @fideslinen


Paper + Constructions: In-Person-Workshops

United States

Workshop Details

New for 2024, I am resuming IN-PERSON workshops at my new studio in Northern New Mexico. 

Paper + Constructions is a 3-day, private, hands-on workshop experience with Jacqueline. Bring your ideas and create beauty in a peaceful environment.

Location:
Paper Rain Studio is located in Arroyo Hondo, a small community just minutes north of Taos, NM. The studio is easily accessible off Hwy 522.

Studio:
The large south-facing windows with natural light, trees and views of the valley inspire creativity and a calmness that allows ideas to surface.

Contact information

Jacqueline Mallegni
email: paper.rain.studio@gmail.com
website: mallegni.com


Shaping Space with Flax Fiber: Level Two

United States

Workshop Initiator

Jacqueline Mallegni Jacqueline Mallegni

Workshop Details

This class is based on the Fused & Formed workshop with attention given to the how-to’s of three-dimensional design, surface embellishment and mould making.

During the two-day ONLINE workshop, you will learn how to make beautifully textured paper with flax roving and create shape by making a mould with wire mesh and plaster cloth. You will also focus on embellishing the surface with thread, ink and decorative paper.

Workshop Hours: 9am- 12pm MDT

Please consider registering early giving yourself enough time to gather the materials needed for the workshop. At registration, a materials list will be emailed to you. All skill levels are welcome.

This live and interactive workshop is offered monthly via Zoom. Workshops are not pre-recorded. Please visit Jacqueline's website for details and to register.
https://mallegni.com/workshops/p/shaping-space-flax-level-two


Contact information

Jacqueline Mallegni
Paper Rain Studio
mallegni.com
@paper_rain_studio


Touchstone Retreats - Papermaking, Printing, and Paper Sculpture

United States

Workshop Initiator

Karen Olson Karen Olson

Workshop Details

Connect with nature on an intimate level and explore methods of self-expression with natural materials and sustainable practices. You will learn concepts and methods for making paper from readily available materials in your environment and learn techniques for the home studio. Delve into the world of oriental papers and learn to print digitally on handmade papers. A variety of paper sculpture techniques both ancient and modern will be demonstrated and incorporated into your own sculptural pieces as you explore a variety of means for working three-dimensionally.

Karen Olson will be teaching this 5-day workshop in Searsport, Maine this fall. The model for this workshop is a bit different than most. There will be plenty of time for one-on-one consultation and mentoring, walks along the shore, and meaningful discussion. And, of course, lots of learning, but at a slower pace.

Sept 4-8, 2024

Further information and to register:

https://makersguildmaine.org/fiber-college/touchstones-workshops/paper-making/

Contact information

Karen Olson
karen@karenolsonphotography.com
https://www.karenolsonphotography.com/classes-workshops


Shibori on Paper Workshop

Netherlands

Workshop Initiator

Valentin Bakardjiev Valentin Bakardjiev

Workshop Details

Join Valentin Bakardjiev for an immersive exploration of Shibori on paper. Hosted at Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Herengracht 512, 1017 CC Amsterdam, this workshop is a highlight of the "Water under Fire" exhibition, running from May 10th to 19th, 2024.

About the Workshop:
Experience the magic of Shibori, a traditional Japanese technique of folding and binding fabric before dyeing, uniquely adapted for paper. Under Valentin Bakardjiev's guidance, participants will delve into various Shibori techniques, creating stunning patterns using vibrant colored inks.

Limited spots available!

Date: May 18th, 2024
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Herengracht 512,
1017 CC Amsterdam

Contact information

To register email Valentin Bakardiev
vbakardjiev@gmail.com


DIEU DONNÉ - TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

United States

Workshop Details

Dieu Donné offers a variety of unique hands-on educational opportunities for adults and children that can be held on-site in our studio or at off-site locations. Educational programs are adaptable for various age groups and circumstances, including school field trips, professional development, community organizations, and more.  

Participants learn about the papermaking process—from the history of papermaking to the role handmade paper plays in the contemporary arts—and experiment with creative techniques to create original works of art. Our tactile programs, taught by working artists and educators, provide access to a rare and venerable artistic medium, and give participants an opportunity to experience a complete cycle of creation, from pulp to final project. Programs range from introductory classes to follow-up workshops in specialized techniques.

Website:
https://www.dieudonne.org/tours-and-workshops

Contact information

Dieu Donné
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Building 3, Suite 602
63 Flushing Ave, Unit 112
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone +1 212-226-0573
E-mail dieudonne@dieudonne.org


Paper lab by Guy Lougashi

Germany

Workshop Initiator

Guy Lougashi Guy Lougashi

Workshop Details

Embark on a creative journey with The Paper Lab, where paper is not just a medium, but a canvas for boundless possibilities.
At The Paper Lab, they believe in the art of exploration and experimentation.

the workshop times are tailored to accommodate participants worldwide, ensuring a convenient and inclusive creative experience for everyone.

Winter is here, and so is the online workshop edition!
Dive into the magic of paper with our unique offerings:

1️⃣ 3D Paper Making and Casting: Unleash your imagination in the world of three-dimensional paper art.

2️⃣ The Sewing Machine Lab: Combine the beauty of sewing with the versatility of paper for stunning creations.

3️⃣ Self-Topography on Paper: Explore the contours of your creativity as you map your unique artistic landscape.

4️⃣ Weaving Paper Workshop: Thread your creativity through the loom of paper, creating intricate and textured masterpieces.

Reserve your spot now and join The Paper Lab in unraveling the wonders of paper art! 

Further information and registration:
https://lougashi.com/paper-lab-workshop

Contact information

Guy Lougashi, Artist

 +49(0)176 722 32 994
guylougashi@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/guy.lougashi
https://instagram.com/paper.lab.workshop?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=





Workshop Program Banff Centre

Canada

Workshop Details

The Banff Centre is a catalyst for creativity, with a transformative
impact on those who attend our programs, conferences and
events. Our alumni create, produce and perform works of art
all over the world, lead our institutions, organizations and
businesses, and play significant roles in our cultural, social,
intellectual and economic well-being, and in the preservation
of our environment.

Website for workshops and programs:
https://www.banffcentre.ca/visual-arts-facilities

Contact information

Wendy Tokaryk, Print and Paper Facilitator

Phone +1 4037626402
Email wendy_tokaryk@banffcentre.ca


Camigraphie Expressive

France

Workshop Initiator

Aïdée Bernard Aïdée Bernard

Workshop Details

3 to 5 days workshops:
- Presentation of the different types of fiber used to make paper,
- Illustrated by material samples (visual and tactile).
- Extraction of cellulose from 2 local paper plants.
- Introduction to vat paper-making techniques.
- Introduction to vegetable lace papermaking.
- Approach your own creativity using paper as a means of expression.

Each workshop has a different approach :
Paper from Plants and Watermarks
Paper from Plants and Relief Print
From Leaves to Book
Paper from Plants and Vegetable Dyes
Volume and Lights in Vegetable Laces

Further information:
www.camigraphie.org

Contact information

Aïdée Bernard
5 avenue de Brezilhou
11260 Campagne sur Aude
FRANCE

Phone +33 619636216

Website: www.aidee-bernard.com
www.camigraphie.org
E-mail a.idee.bernard@gmail.com


Gail Stiffe

Australia

Workshop Details

Papermakers of Victoria runs a broad program of paper focused workshops each year. Skilled tutors help you develop new skills during a day of information and fun. 

Further information:
https://papermakers.org.au/workshops/

Contact information

Gail Stiffe
info@gailstiffe.info


Claudia Lee - Papermaking, Box-making, and Decorative Paper Workshops

United States

Workshop Details

Students interested in coming to the studio can design a custom workshop or sign up for a group workshop. For a complete list of classes to be held at Liberty Paper as well as workshops at other locations, please visit my website.

Website: http://www.claudialeepaper.com

Contact information

Claudia Lee
libertypapermaking@gmail.com


Material Matters: Contemporary Fiber Sculpture Workshop Retreat with Jacqueline Mallegni

France

Workshop Initiator

Jacqueline Mallegni Jacqueline Mallegni

Workshop Details

Location:
Be-Artz
Sauveterre de Béarn, France

Dates:
September 22-28, 2024

Bring your creative ideas and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of an ancient French village for a SIX-DAY FIBER SCULPTURE Residential Workshop Retreat. Listen to the natural beauty around you. Let it guide your creative spirit!

This is an all-inclusive workshop retreat experience. Materials, lodging, and meals are included in the fee.

Further information see download on website.
https://be-artz.com

Contact information

To Register Contact:  Magdalena Groszek, director of Be-Atrz
email: info@be-artz.com

For Workshop Details: Jacqueline Mallegni - Paper Rain Studio
email: paper.rain.studio@gmail.com
website: mallegni.com


CAMIGRAPHIE EXPRESSIVE

France

Workshop Details

« Papier de plantes, effets d'eau et de motifs » / "Paper of plants and water marks"
« Fibres à papier, empreintes et marques en reliefs » / "Paper of plants and relief print"
« De la feuille au livre » / "From leaves to book"
« Papier de plantes et teintures végétales » / "Paper of plants and végétable dyes"
« Herbier de Méditerranée » / "Herbarium of Méditerrannée"
« Volume et lumière en dentelles végétales » /"volume and lights in vegetable lacies"

Website for workshops:
www.camigraphie.org

Contact information

Aïdée Bernard
20 rue du Lirou
34620 Puisserguier
FRANCE

Phone +33 619636216

Website www.aidee-bernard.com
E-mail a.idee.bernard@gmail.com




Flax Fiber Collage Workshop - ONLINE

United States

Workshop Initiator

Jacqueline Mallegni Jacqueline Mallegni

Workshop Details

Learn how to transform flax roving into beautifully textured paper. Use inclusions such as thread, decorative paper, pressed leaves and flowers or plant pigment to create a nature-inspired collage.

Each class is designed to spark your creative self and includes the same content as an in-person class. When you register for the class I will email a materials list.

Please register early giving yourself enough time to gather the materials before the class begins.

This workshop is live and interactive via Zoom. Workshops are not pre-recorded. Classes are offered monthly until December.

Visit Jacqueline's website for more details and to register.
https://mallegni.com/workshops


Contact information

Jacqueline Mallegni
Paper Rain Studio
mallegni.com
@paper_rain_studio