PROFESSIONAL ART WORKSHOPS in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
with visual artist Tunde Toth
A series of art and craft workshops designed to introduce new skills and processes in a creative, inspiring environment
2nd MARCH (Sunday)
10am – 1pm: HAND PAPERMAKING – beginners and/or some experience
Introducing traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful textured and decorated handmade papers from pure plant fibres and recycled materials. The course covers all necessary basics to be able to continue papermaking at home – suitable materials, equipment, `ingredients`, pulp preparation, drying techniques, incorporating dried plants, herbs etc. Participants will make unique, plain or decorated, textured handmade papers (5/7 pieces).
2.30 – 5.30pm: SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING – beginners
This workshop introduces contemporary techniques used in silk papermaking using a variety of raw silk fibres combined with plant fibres and dyes; creating unique, colourful, striking silk papers ideal for many projects: collage works, decorations, textile art processes and sculptural/installation projects.
Fee: € 35 per workshop OR € 65 for the full day – INCLUDING all materials
9th MARCH (Sunday)
10.30am – 5pm: BATIK – beginners and/or some experience
This is a full day course n BATIK: introducing a traditional, ancient technique of dyeing and decorating fabrics using hot wax as a resist and fabric dyes. Covering various techniques and processes this workshop offers an overview and an insight into this fascinating art form.
Fee: € 65 for the full day workshop – INCLUDING all materials
23rd MARCH (Sunday)
10.30am – 5.30pm: PAPER ART and HAND PAPERMAKING – ADVANCED level course
This is a full day course with an experimental approach; designed for participants with experience in Hand Papermaking and for those who took part in previous papermaking workshops. The programme is tailored to the interests and preferences of those attending, offering skills and professional guidance in the following areas:
- Sculptural/three dimensional/installation based work – and relevant preparation and drying processes
- Batik (incl. various wax applications) on handmade fibre papers
- Silk Fibre Paper projects
- Paper dyeing/decorating
- Handmade papers from mixed plant pulps – without using chemicals
- Large scale papermaking – strengthening – paper sizing
- Hand papermaking in various educational settings
PLEASE NOTE that this course has limited places available.
Fee: € 75 for the full day – INCLUDING all materials
Workshop Fees are reasonably calculated to suit all budgets and
INCLUDE: ALL ART MATERIALS, the use of all tools and equipment, refreshments at the studio
BOOKINGS: Deposit payment of €30 needed from all participants to secure a place
VENUE: The New Community Hall in the middle of the picturesque village of INISTIOGE, Co. KILKENNY, Ireland