Paper making is an ancient art and practical activity.  This creative course is hands-on and  every participant will have the opportunity to make their own products.

The course will cover:

  • Pulp and material preparation
  • Methods and techniques
  • Health & Safety
  • Recipes and quantity calculation
  • Colour and other additives
  • Troubleshooting


We start with some demonstrations  and handling before moving on to practical paper-making. All materials and equipment are provided.     Participants will be able to make and trial their own products to take away.  We cover basic techniques, use of moulds and deckles, testing and trialling techniques, as well as more advanced options such as embedding and colouring.

If you are a high school teacher, this workshop can also provide an accessible way for you to assess students against NCEA Level 1 Technology Achievement Standard AS91082 Implement basic procedures to process a specified product (4 credits).  This also relates to NZ Curriculum Level 6 Achievement and Learning Objective PRT 6-1.

We can offer further teacher support with assessment templates, suggestions for gathering evidence, scaffolding assessment, writing specifications, health and safety considerations and assessment and moderation best practice.

It is recommended that students have the opportunity to perfect their techniques through further practice after the workshop and before assessment takes place.

Contact us to learn more.


For groups of up to 20, all materials and equipment are provided.


Cost   $600 + GST (Includes materials for each participant)

Cost is per workshop based on a maximum attendance of 20 participants within the Auckland Super City region.  Each workshop takes 2-3 hours.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs if you are outside the region or have larger numbers.