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Introduction to papermaking 2 at Morley College London

Introduction to papermaking 2 at Morley College London

Duration: 2 days

Price: £100

Book with: Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London
SE1 7HT

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About the Course

If you have ever wondered how handmade paper gets its special character and texture, this is the class for you. Learn all the core techniques for preparing pulp, forming sheets and then enhancing them with decoration, colour and shape. You will learn about papermaking’s sustainability and versatility, and leave armed with a variety of papers that you can use for your own projects or gifts. This short course is also an excellent introduction to our other, more specialized classes for students who catch the papermaking bug and want to learn more.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Prepare pulp for sheet forming using appropriate fibres
Form consistent sheets of paper on a mould and deckle
Add colour and decoration to your paper
Create different shaped sheets of paper
Class format and activities
In the first session will learn all about equipment, pulp preparation (recycled and new fibres) and confidently making rectangular sheets of paper. We'll follow by adding colour, decorative elements and shapes to our sheets. During the second session, there will be plenty of time to practise and experiment with guidance from the tutor. You should go home with a stack of unique sheets for your own projects.

Each week there will be a chance to look at samples and examples, and participate in group discussions. Show-and-tell sessions are held regularly as a means of sharing experience, troubleshooting and inspiring others.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.


In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
The course is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced papermakers who want to try out new ideas or to work on their own projects.

What you need to know before you enrol
You will be working with water and coloured dyes so wear old clothing and bring an apron to protect clothing. Where water is used you will be made aware of the risk of slipping and students need to ensure water is mopped up during the session. You will work either standing up or sitting. Students co-operate to clear up the communal working areas at the end of the session and to put away equipment.
The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access via a stair lift. Please contact ALS or Art & Design Admin before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs.

What you will need for your class
You will need two or three packs of low-cost flat J Cloths, a waterproof apron and some carrier bags to take damp work home in.

What you can do next
The course provides an excellent start to making paper by hand. Once you have mastered the basic techniques you can return term and term again to improve your skills and develop ideas. Papermaking has an affinity with textiles and printmaking and there are plenty of courses at Morley that you can join to further your creative endeavours.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th March 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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