This course is hands-on.  Each participant gets their own kit and materials (included in the price) and will leave with a variety of products they have created themselves.

paper making kit

Paper making kit supplied

The course will cover:

  • History of paper-making
  • Methods and techniques
  • Health & safety
  • Recipes and quantity calculation
  • Colours and other additives
  • Troubleshooting

We start with some demonstrations and handling of different sorts of papers, an historical overview of paper usage and a discussion about raw materials before moving on to practical paper-making.  We incorporate Health & Safety considerations.  All ingredients and equipment are provided.  We cover basic techniques, use of moulds and deckles, testing and trialling techniques, as well as more advanced options such as embedding and colouring.  Participants will be able to make and trial their own products to take away.

The second part is tailored to meet the needs of participants.  It can focus on the development of further practical skills and different techniques.  There is also an opportunity for group discussion about sustainability issues, ways of incorporating processing technologies in the classroom, unpacking a standard, scaffolding learning, writing specifications with students, assessment and moderation issues or whatever focus the group decides they would like to have.

Curriculum links:  Science, Technology, Social Science, History, Sustainability, Numeracy.

Cost   $1000+GST (Includes paper-making kit and materials for each participant)

Cost is per workshop based on a maximum attendance of 10 people  and 1 day single delivery within the Auckland Super City region.

Split workshops ( e.g. 2 half days, weekends etc.) workshops outside this region and larger numbers subject to negotiation to accommodate travel and increased use of consumables.