Papermakers of Victoria


We run a broad program of paper focused workshops each year. Skilled tutors help you develop new skills during a day of information and fun. To register for an upcoming workshop, please select your preferred workshop below and complete the registration form.
If you are interested in an introduction to papermaking, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.


    Date & Time: 4 May 2019 & 5 May 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Glen Skien  silentparrotpress

    Ideas and Images is presented by artist/printmaker Glen Skien as a studio-based course that blends printmaking, collage and book binding. Designed around the artist’s own studio practice Ideas and Images (1) combines approaches to traditional printmaking methods together with contemporary collage-based disciplines that include photographic transfer and the artists’ book.



    Date & Time: 17 May 2019 & 19 May 2019 - 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost: $100.00 for members, $150.00 for non-members.

    I have booked Berrington in Jamieson for another weekend workshop/ sharing event to be held in May this year. The accommodation would sleep up to 11 singles or 14 including partners. It comprises a three bedroom house plus two two bedroom units in a garden setting. Marianne Little has kindly donated a large supply of pineapple fibre from the Philippines so Barb and I will cook that up for us to use at the weekend. Many years ago we had a five day workshop with Asao Shimura where the culmination was dinner cooked in pineapple paper. It was written up in a deckle edge and on our website at the time. Luckily the National library saved it on Trove and you can still read about it here.

    The units all include double rooms so if any partners wish to come and enjoy the surrounding bushland they would be most welcome and should pay the member rate. You can see what Jamieson has to offer here

    Friday evening meal will be held in Jamieson for those who arrive by 7.30pm. You should bring your own breakfast and lunch and something small for sharing on the Saturday night. There is a café if you prefer to eat breakfast or lunch out. You may also like to bring along some snacks to share.

    Some ideas are paper making, sculpture, basket making, paper thread, printing, book binding etc. As for a theme it could be vessels, contained or garden. It is still very much in the planning stages but I am informing you now so that you can add it to your calendars. We last did this in 2017 with 9 participants and at that time each participant provided an activity that was a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. This time I would like people to work in pairs.



    Date & Time: 16 Jun 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe

    Learn how to process kozo bark suitable to use in Eastern and Western style papermaking. Paper mulberry (broussonetia papyrifera) or kozo is a lovely fibre to work with; the fibres are particularly long which makes the paper strong and it can be made very thin.



    Date & Time: 29 Jun 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.

    Tutor Rhyll Plant Pinterest

    A printmaking workshop with Rhyll Plant in her idyllic country studio in Castlemaine.

    There is a long history of creating prints by pressing inked specimens onto paper in the pursuit of science and art.

    While working for a fine arts degree I experimented with printmaking methods to pull a delicate print from the most challenging thing I could think of… an ostrich feather. This made me want to share the ideas, so I designed a workshop to ensure a productive outcome for students, now delivered in workshops in Victoria and interstate.

    Rhyll Plant



    Date & Time: 15 Sep 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe

    Samples coloured with natural dyes drying on fibrocement

    In this workshop we will explore ways of colouring paper with natural dyes. We will also discuss the ways in which dyes and pigments differ and how they can be applied to paper and paper pulp. Materials used for dyeing include oxalis flowers, avocado pips, loquat leaves, onionskins and gum leaves.


    Button Hole Book

    Date & Time: 9 Nov 2019 & 10 Nov 2019 - 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Barb Adams

    This two day workshop will provide a day of making your own print blocks and learning a Button Hole Binding. There will be an opportunity to work with a theme making and sharing your print blocks to enhance your book. You will make one or two books of different shapes and sizes.


    Further information

    If you have difficulty registering for a workshop, or have any questions, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.

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