Short Course


The first mention of the paper making process is in the records of the Emperor of China in 105 A.D. However recent archaeological investigations, place the actual invention of papermaking some 200 years earlier.

What will you learn?

Using simple equipment, this course covers the basics of Mold and Decal paper making, by the recycling method. The use of inclusions such as petals or fibres and colour techniques will be implemented to add texture and interest to your paper.

The course will also touch on the making papers from hedgerow and garden plants.

Students will take home several sheets of their own paper at the end of the course.


Topics covered:

  • A brief history of papermaking and its terminology
  • Raw materials, tools and sundries used in papermaking


Available Date(s)

Sat 16 March 2019
4 places available

Sat 13 July 2019
4 places available


11am - 3pm
4 hours including lunch break

Course Tutor

Kevin A. Pickering

Suitable for Beginners


All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.


Regular (£80)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

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Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £72
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate £68
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

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