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: 24 Mar 2018 & 25 Mar 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

    We’ll explore the creative technique of monotypes using plants, stencils and other found materials to create one-of-a-kind and often unexpected images. This is a spontaneous and imaginative form of printmaking without the technical processes of other printmaking techniques.

    The workshop will cover ghost printing, composition, and developing complex colour relationships in your prints.

    Materials Fee $10

    Closing date 5 February 2018

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    Date & Time: 22 Apr 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Barb Adams

    Closing date 12 April 2018

    Handmade paper can vary greatly. For a handmade paper project to be a success it is helpful to know which paper you should make.

    This workshop will concentrate on making a variety of pulps which will be made into sample sheets.

    You will learn how to make paper suitable for book pages of different shapes and sizes or pages with pockets included when you form the wet pages. Recipes will be provided for pulp making suitable for cards, strong paper for paper casting, paper into which other items can be included or paper suitable to print photos or text onto.

    You will take home a book you have made, in which you can store your specific paper pulp recipes and samples of your handmade paper.

    This class is suitable for beginner or advanced papermakers.

    Materials fee $8

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    Date & Time: 20 May 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe

    Closing date 10 May 2018

    In this workshop we will explore ways of colouring paper with natural dyes and with found pigments. 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 avocado skin, loquat leaves, onion skins and gum leaves.

    Materials fee $5 to be paid to the tutor at the class.

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    Date & Time: 16 Jun 2018 & 17 Jun 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

    Tutor:   Liz Powell

    Closing date 1 May 2018

    Experiment with achieving aquatint and mezzotint effects on dry point etching plates without the chemicals. We will be using cardboard and acetate plates in this workshop to push dry point past the usual line work and cross hatching and into the world of tone and chiaroscuro. There is also an emphasis on using fine and handmade papers with some tricks of the trade to make handling plant fibre papers easier to use in etching. Short cuts to multiple colour prints will be another area to explore including experiments with collage techniques through the press like chin de colle. Intaglio printing is full of exciting techniques with lots of possibilities that don’t necessarily require much specialist equipment so this workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced print maker alike.

    We will be using turps based inks but will have odourless turps for clean up so smell is minimal.

    Materials Fee $25

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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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