02 Paper Making Basics | 29 Jul – 1 Aug

You will explore the beautiful craft of paper making through a series of interesting hands-on examples.

  • Day 1: This session will cover an in-depth, hands-on introduction to the steps involved in creating your sheet of handmade paper from recycled materials: from pulping, colouring, sheet forming, couching, and pressing.
  • Day 2: In this session we will explore how to create custom shaped handmade paper by creating a bespoke deckle. Participants will be able to create a sheet in any shape they wish including, but not limited to: circles, ovals, hearts, sheets with wavy/scalloped edges – the possibilities are endless!
  • Day 3: We will explore how we can paint using pulp onto already formed sheets to create beautiful patterns including: ombre paper, striped paper, gingham paper, checkered paper and abstract pulp paintings. Participants will be free to explore whatever pattern they wish with expert guidance.
  • Day 4: We will explore how we can create a hidden watermark embedded into a sheet of handmade paper.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Through practical paper-making, participants will understand how to process recycled pulp, form, colour and couch a sheet and by the end of the session will have created a unique, stack of colourful A5 sheets to be dried.
  • Learn how to create and waterproof a custom deckle to create uniquely shaped handmade paper.
  • Create a series of unique pulp paintings.
  • Create a custom watermark in a sheet of handmade paper.

Workshop Details: 

  • Dates: 29 Jul – 1 Aug
  • Times: 4pm to 8pm
  • Location: Al Taif Mall Offices, 17th Floor 
  • Price: 320 AED
  • Level: Beginners – No prior experience required
  • Workshop Language: English

Tutor: Steph Bezzano

Steph Bezzano is a papermaker working with recycled material in Leicestershire, UK. She specialises in creating colourful and smooth sheets in her small home studio and is passionate about teaching and keeping alive a traditional craft.

Are you coming from outside Fujairah? 

Fujairah is a beautiful Emirate located on the East coast overlooking the Indian Ocean and it is only an hour drive from Dubai airport. We will happily help you find a lovely hotel near our school with transports. Please contact us if you need our help.

Workshop Rules and Regulations: 

  • The fee includes all the learning hours and materials that will be supplied in the course.
  • No refunds are acceptable and you need to attend the specified hours and times listed on this page.
  • Please note that you should attend at least 90% of the hours to receive your attendance certificate for this course.

320,00 د.إ

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