Papermakers of Victoria

Workshops

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.

    ECO DYE

    Date & Time: 30 Mar 2019 & 31 Mar 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Anne Thoday www.annethoday.com

    Discover the beautiful and sustainable art of eco printing with artist Anne Thoday. Anne’s practice is seated largely within the realm of contemporary environmental art. She is a multi-disciplinary artist producing works that arouse an appreciation and reverence for the natural world. In this workshop you will learn the technique of eco printing using leaves and other plant matter to dye silk, wool and paper. You will also learn about the safe use of household materials as mordants (mordants can be used to fix colours and /or change colours that the leaves would otherwise print). No previous experience is necessary. The tutor will provide materials and tools, but students may also bring their own materials for experimentation.

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    RECYCLED PAPER–CASTLEMAINE

    Date & Time: 28 Apr 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    Learn to make luscious papers to your own design. Suitable for collage, stamping, books and cards. Topics covered include fibre selection, pulp making, sheet formation, buffering, sizing and alternatives for pressing and drying. Some decorative techniques like obtaining different textures, embossing and making paper with inclusions will also be covered.

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    IDEAS AND IMAGES

    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.

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    JAMIESON GATHERING

    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.

    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 https://www.jamieson.org.au/.

    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.

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    KOZO EAST AND WEST

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

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    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.

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    NATURALLY INSPIRED

    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

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    COLOURING PAPER WITH NATURAL DYES

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

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    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.

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    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 barbadams.com

    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.

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    Further information

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

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