About the Course
In this 5 and a half hour class Zack Mclaughlin of Paper & Wood will teach you many techniques in working with paper to create lifelike feathers and ultimately a paper bird of your own.
When you arrive you will each receive a bird kit of your very own worth £45, choose from either a hummingbird or a mini barn owl, as pictured, I will email you once booked to ask which kit you would like on the day.
Included in the kit is: instructions, templates, coloured paper, tracing paper, glue, craft wire and a plastic resin body with wire feet and hoop for hanging.
There will be scissors and scalpels here but if you have a favourite pair of scissors then please bring them along, comfort is everything when you'll be cutting all day!
Zack will start the session with an introduction to what he does and go through the processes he uses to create his paper bird sculptures.
Starting with a study and drawings he will go on to how you will create each feather for your bird with nothing more than a pair of scissors - from the large primary flight feathers right down to the smallest fluffy plumage.
Five and a half hours won't be long enough to complete your paper bird but you will learn all you need to be able to finish off the last bits on your own and then go on to make many more.
You don't need to bring anything along, but if you have scissors and paper you would like to use then please feel free to bring them.
This workshop runs with a maximum number of 6 students. Please do feel free to bring a packed lunch due to the length of the workshop. There are two local deli's on our high street that offer take away if you would prefer to pop out and purchase food.
Please note that places on our workshops are non-refundable but are transferrable to a friend. We will post a voucher (as pictured) to you when you purchase so you can give as a gift or buy the place for yourself.
Important - Please enter code 'Workshop' at the checkout to ensure you avoid any shipping costs when booking online.
Zack started making his paper and wood birds after experimenting with his own Children's book in which a little boy makes a bird lantern out of old book pages and willow sticks. After struggling to envisage what it would look like He went about making his own as a prop to draw from, this sparked something and after much playing and experimenting Zack made more and more detailed birds over the years, detail is his obsession.
Each bird takes anything from 30 - 120 hours to create, Zack takes great pleasure in creating each bird as realistically as he can, from the first drawings to the last stroke of paint every little feather is lovingly crafted.
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.
What's included in the price?
You don't need to bring anything along, but if you have scissors and paper you would like to use then please feel free to bring them. Please do feel free to bring a packed lunch due to the length of the workshop. There are two local deli's on our high street that offer take away if you would prefer to pop out and purchase food.