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.

    Natural Inks and Handmade Brushes

    Date & Time: 25 Oct 2020 - 10:02 AM - 04:02 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Sunday 25 October 2020 10 am – 4 pm

    Tutors: Gail Stiffe and Sue Cust Cost $80 members $120 non members

    Applications close 15 October

    Learn how to make inks from various natural materials including avocado, tea, acorns etc then make some brushes to use with the inks.

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    Indigo and Rust

    Date & Time: 14 Nov 2020 &pm11p; 15 Nov 2020 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

    Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 November 10am-4pm
    Tutor: Barb Adams
    Cost: $160 for members and $200 for non-members
    Registrations close 1 November 2020

    During this 2 session workshop, the fascinating process of dyeing in the Indigo vat will be explored in detail. You will also learn how this reacts with rust.  On the first day you will learn how to wrap, clamp, roll, fold and dip your papers in a variety of ways using a wide variety of commercial and handmade papers. You will dye the fabric for the cover of your book, which you will make in the second session.

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    Watermarks

    Date & Time: 14 Feb 2021 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe
    Cost $80 members $120 non members
    Applications close 5 Feb

    Learn about the history of watermarks and how to make permanent and temporary watermarks for your own moulds. Make watermarks from a variety of materials and use them for identification and as an artform.

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    Tshirts and Jeans to Paper

    Date & Time: 21 Mar 2021 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Sunday 16 August 2020 10 am – 4 pm
    Tutor: Gail Stiffe
    Applications close 6 August.

    Turn your T-shirts and jeans into fine paper instead of sending to landfill. Learn how to use a Hollander Beater to turn all sorts of natural fabrics into high quality pulp and make extra strong acid free paper. Any fabric that is 100% natural plant fibres can be made into paper. Examples are denim, hemp, linen and cottons. Papermakers of Victoria owns two Hollander beaters that are available for members to use once they have had a training session. This workshop shall be considered to be a training session and participants will take home with them paper made from denim and T-shirts and will also take a small amount of pulp to use at a later date. A certificate will be provided to all who attend the workshop.tshirt and jeans

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    Hanji Lamp

    Date & Time: 15 May 2021 &pm05p; 17 May 2021 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $240.00 for members, $285.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Jan Coveney

    Participants will acquire a good knowledge of what Hanji paper and craft is, its origins, strengths and practicalities as well as discovering a completely new craft and set of skills.   (They may then wish to compare it with the papers they are currently making)

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    Further information

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