Papermaking – Holiday Workshop
This intensive four-day papermaking short course allows you to explore this ancient craft with Master Papermaker Elaine Cooper. You will produce a selection of handmade papers for art and prints. Explore the traditional washi techniques for creating decorative papers from natural fibres. These include Japanese fold and dye processes, painting with paper pulp, collage, the creation of watermarks, and paper as a textile. Casting and laminating for printmaking and bookbinding are also covered.
What topics are covered?
Day 1: Introduction to Papermaking – The history and traditions of Japanese papermaking and paper crafts. DVD presentation on fibre cultivation and preparation followed by a practical session to make paper that resembles lace, with leaves and gold incorporated into the finished sheet.
Day 2: Papermaking Techniques – Decorative papers and Itajimeshi (dyed paper). Preparation of coloured fibre. The creation of patterns on paper using traditional folding techniques and special pigment dyes that produce rich, vivid colours.
Day 3: Painting with Paper – Manipulating pigmented pulp to form freehand and stencilled images. The use of formation aids in sheet forming.
Day 4: Washi Workshop – Examples, demonstrations and experimenting with papers, imagery and form. You will be actively encouraged to use the knowledge gained in the previous sessions to freely develop their creative ideas and refine their papermaking skills.
Who will be my tutor?
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
Papermaking involves the use of lightweight wooden frames immersed in water. It is recommended that you bring an apron to wear whilst papermaking. Course notes will be supplied.
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email email@example.com.
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