Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design

Papershades workshop in action. Everyone busy creating their designs


Come and make a fabulous paper lampshade! A Papershades workshop lasts about three hours. In that time, you'll learn how to use paper collage to create a unique design on an A4 card template. All the paper and materials are provided along with expert tuition from collage artist Ros Freeborn.

Once your paper design is made, Ros will print it onto five panels of A4 Papershades paper. You'll then cut out each panel and use the two special Papershades wheels to hold the lampshade together. And voila! you will have created a stunning and bespoke paper lampshade the world has never seen before. Perfect for your home or a special gift.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All the materials are included.

You will be given your own personal box of paper to choose from but can also rummage through supplies of tissue paper, printed tissue, wrapping paper, wallpaper, magazines... there is a lot of paper to choose from at a Papershades workshop! You'll stick everything down with PVA glue or glue-sticks and have the fun of creating something no one has ever made before.

All this is fuelled by plentiful tea, coffee and, most importantly, Papershades Cake!


Rosalind Freeborn at Papershades

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29 Muswell Hill
N10 3PR

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Matilda - - #36809

We had such a wonderful time at the Papershades course yesterday. Ros shared her passion for paper and gave plenty of design ideas and inspiration, but we were free to really come up with something personal and special. The atmosphere of the day was lovely and the end product is better than I'd hoped. If I lived closer, I would be going back every week until I had a Papershade for every room in the house! Would highly recommend this course.

Response from Papershades:

I was so impressed by creativity around my table and the beautiful results. What a lovely workshop we had, with such lively conversation, shared appreciation of the emerging designs and enjoyment of the process of making. I'm always thrilled to see the creation of new Papershades designs and it delights me to think that these fabulous lampshades will be cherished by their makers and will brighten up their rooms for years to come. Ros, founder of Papershades.

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