Courses and Art Workshops in London

Teaching Approach

My approach to support effective teaching is to create an environment that encourages cooperative learning in a relaxed atmosphere. Allowing everyone the opportunity participate in all aspects of the processes, encourage group discussions, and lots of experimentation. I teach the students traditional papermaking skills and then I encourage them to push the fibres to their limits – experimenting with all of the different techniques which invariably lead to serendipitous results.

My workshops are suitable for artists, designers, crafters, print makers and those who want to learn a new skill or looking for inspiration. I welcome enquiries about organising workshops, courses and one-to-one lessons from schools, community centres and artists.

Learn to make handmade paper

Paper Making Workshops – Weekends

Traditional Japanese papermaking and creative book making

Japanese Papermaking Classes in west London

Traditional Japanese papermaking with kozo fibres – student’s work

Japanese handmade paper has become a popular medium. This course will cover the process of preparing kozo and abaca fibres that will be then be used to create both plain and decorative sheets.
During the second session….These papers will be used to make several different books using folding, cutting and sewing techniques.

Sundays, 10 – 3:30 p.m.
17th and 24th July 2016
30 mins lunch break
Course fee: £130 per student for early registration by 7th July
£140 after 7th July
Materials included
Maximum 3 students per class

 

Hand Papermaking Workshops

Papermaking Classes and Courses in London for Book Arts

Paper made using beaten, pigmented fibres

Let me introduce you to the practice of using Western style handmade paper as a creative medium that has become popular in current art and design practice because of its tremendous versatility. Maybe for a book, maybe for a special print project or maybe just to create some papers future idea.
Learn about the different fibers and how to process and add colour with different pigments or inclusions. Make sheets that are rich in colour and texture. Let yourself experiment with the medium.

Sunday, 10 – 3:30 p.m.
3rd July 2016
5 hours total (30 minutes lunch break)
Course fee: £70 per student
Materials included
Maximum 3 students per class
Tea and Cake included


Hand Papermaking: Plant Papers Workshop

Learn how to make paper from plants with hand paper Making Courses in London

Paper made using garden plant fibres

All those plants out there in your garden or along the hedgerows will take on a new meaning….what kind of paper will they make?
Learn how to make Western style paper by adding the processed plants fibres to create decorative papers.

Sunday, 10 – 3:30 p.m.
10th July 2016
30 mins lunch break
Course fee: £70 per student
Materials included
Maximum 3 students per class

 

Paste Paper for Book Arts

Paste Paper Making Workshops in London

Learn to make Paste Paper traditionally used for end papers and book covers. Papermaking Workshop in west London for visual books and book art projects.

Paste paper is traditionally used for endpapers and book covers. Learn how to create your own by starting with traditional methods and then develop ways to make more creative and painterly versions.
During the second session you will make a variety of paper engineered sculptural books using the paste papers by cutting, folding and revealing the designs and serendipitous images created in the first session.

Sundays, 10 – 3:30 p.m.
1. 29th November and 6th December 2015
2. 24th & 31st January 2016
10 hours total (30 mins lunch break)
Course fee: £125 per student
Materials included
Maximum 4 students per class

 

Fold & Stitch & Stamp

Rubber Stamp Carving and Making Book Structures Workshop in London

Learn to make book structures for your rubber stamp images.

Learn a variety of essential book forms: accordion, sewn pamphlets and flag books.
Then learn how to make your own rubber stamps and experiment with different mediums to add images to your books.

Sunday, 10 – 3:30 p.m.
1. 13th December 2015
2. 7th February 2016
5 hours total (30 mins lunch break)
Course fee: £70 per student
Materials included
Maximum 4 students per class

 

Location of the above workshops: Ealing Broadway

Ealing House (Link School of English)
33 Hanger Lane
London, W5 3HJ
Tube stations: Ealing Broadway or North Ealing
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More advanced level, bespoke and Japanese style papermaking workshops can be arranged for groups or individuals.

Hand Papermaking for Book Artists



Location: Object Book
Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey MIlls Watermill Way, London, United Kingdom, SW19 2RD

Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00
15th August 2016 - 19th August 2016

The aim of this workshop is to learn how to make paper that can be used to develop ideas for the creation of a visual language within the book arts' format by developing book construction pertaining to each individual students' research and practice.
This workshop is aimed at book artists, designers, graphic artists, letterpress and printmakers, fine artists and crafters.

Papermaking for Artists and Designers



Location: Central St Martins
Richbell Place, London, WC1N

Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00
8th August 2016 - 12th August 2016

The characteristic weight, colour and texture of paper is an important element in many artists and designers work. Handmade paper, as a medium, has become popular in current arts practice because of its tremendous versatility.
This 5 day course will introduce you to historical and contemporary hand paper making. You will learn both western and eastern techniques using kozo, sisal, cotton fibres. You will also learn how to process these fibres and use special pigments, learn how to recycle papers, use a variety of inclusions using both of these methods.
You will be encouraged to experiment - no plain white sheets allowed!!!!