KOZO Studio Workshop Programme June – July 2016

CONTACT: 087-2543362


See workshop images below!

11 June (Saturday): EMBROIDERY– Beginners
10.30am – 5pm

Tutor: ALEXIS BERNSTORFF, artistic director of the ROS TAPESTRY

This workshop will teach 6 principal stitches and their variations – using wool, cotton/silk and metallic threads. Participants will be inspired by a range of techniques to realise various designs. Alexis has 15 years experience teaching crewelwork embroidery and is the guide behind the dynamics of the Ros Tapestry. 

€ 70 for the full day – including all materials 


12 June (Sunday): PAPER MAKING DAY– Beginners
10.30am – 1pm HAND PAPER MAKING – Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres and a range of recycled materials.

2.30 – 5pm SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING – A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, colourful silk papers using raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages…etc.

Fees for each workshop: € 35                     OR: € 65 for the full day – including all materials 


18 June (Saturday)
10.30am – 5pm BATIK Workshop – Beginners
A full day programme introducing an ancient technique of fabric dyeing where hot wax is used as a resist.

Participants will learn all necessary basic techniques – and complete three small/medium batik pieces with up to 4 colours on cotton fabric and/or paper.
€ 75 for the full day, including all materials


16 July (Saturday)
10.30am – 5pm Felt Making Workshop – Beginners

The workshop introduces wet felting techniques using dyed and un-dyed Merino wool and silk fibre inclusions.
Learn to design and make a unique wall piece or a small but beautiful felted bag. Participants will make a small practice piece before progressing to a larger project.

€ 75 for the full day, including all materials


17 July (Sunday)

10.30am – 5.30pm Paper Making and Paper Art Follow-on Course – Advanced Level

Designed for participants who already work with paper/fibre based processes, this course offers assistance and guidance in areas of three dimensional, sculptural and installation based works, experimental processes of batik, wax based works on paper, paper dyeing and texturing. It also covers ideas for the preparation and use of plant based pulps (without added chemicals). Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas and questions into the workshop and invited to show and discuss previous works and projects.

Places are limited for 5 participants.
€ 80 for the full day, including all materials

BOOKINGS are confirmed with € 30 deposit paid in advance.* Courses are run for small groups only so please call to book early.
With any questions, for advice or check availability and for all BOOKINGS please contact TUNDE directly:
* DEPOSITs are returned if the Studio has to cancel a workshop. Cancellations from participants will be accepted up to 2 weeks before the course date and deposits will be returned. In other cases participants may be offered rescheduled dates/options.

Workshop Programme – KOZO Studio, April 2016


Continue Your New Creative Year with 

Inspiring Courses

at KOZO Studio!


for Beginners

10.30 am – 1 pm HAND PAPER MAKING

FELT MAKING for Beginners

10.30 am – 5 pm
Introducing WET FELTING techniques using dyed and un-dyed merino wool and silk inclusions. Create a beautiful wall piece or a small handmade bag!


10.30 am – 5 pm 
Introducing traditional and contemporary processes of an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is applied to a cloth to act as a resist.


Professional Courses for small groups of participants in an inspiring studio environment at The Estate Yard, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Contact: 087-2543362
http://www.tundetoth.com      E: tundetune@gmail.com

KOZO Art Club for Children – Starting on the 22nd of September!!

KOZO Art Club is BACK!!

Starting on the 22nd of September, running every TUESDAY, after school 3.30 – 5pm

at KOZO Studio and Gallery, The Estate Yard, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny

This is a professional, non-competitive visual arts programme in a safe, encouraging and creative environment for children from 6 years of age.

CONTACT: Tunde on 087-2543362 or tundetune@gmail.com

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Included in the programme:

  • Paper Art, Hand Papermaking, Silk Paper Making
  • Painting, Drawing processes
  • Batik, Textile Arts, Weaving (paper and wool/thread)
  • Art diaries, notes, planning, ideas development
  • EXHIBITION at the end of the term: participating children will have their exhibition before Christmas at KOZO Studio



MARCH 2014
with visual artist Tunde Toth

CONTACT: 087-2543362


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

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