Upcoming Workshops in Dublin and Co. Kilkenny – August – October 2017

NEW: Paper Making Day workshops in Dublin: at Grainstore, Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

PLUS: Paper Making and Batik Workshops at Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

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GRENNAN MILL, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny:

26 August (Saturday)

9.30am – 1.30pm       HAND PAPER MAKING for 3 dimensional, textured and sculptural works

Participants with previous experience

This workshop covers a number of ideas, techniques and processes that can support Paper Art projects, collaborative works, installations, sculptural, 3-dimensional works, large scale pieces… etc. – using silk fibre paper making techniques. Participants will need some previous experience.

Fees (including all materials): € 50    Only limited places are available


27 August (Sunday)

10.30 – 5.30pm           BATIK – Suitable for BEGINNERS and PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

Ideal both for beginners and for those who have participated in previous introductory workshops, this course offers `project – work` and various techniques of traditional and contemporary processes of Batik – an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth. The professional Batik  studio set up offers different wax applications (brush, Tjanting, stamp) and there is an option to use water boilers to remove wax.

Participants are asked to start preparations (sketches) for two images/designs prior to the workshop. Further information will be provided.

Fees (including all materials) for the full day: € 80


NEW Venue!!!

Workshops at GRAINSTORE, Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18:

28 October (Saturday): PAPER MAKING DAY– Beginners – suitable for young people from 16 years of age and for adults

10.30am – 1.15pm HAND PAPER MAKING

Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres of cotton and mulberry bush and a range of recycled materials.

Participants will learn about basic processes, pulp making, suitable materials and the use of plant fibre linters.

Inclusions and decorative methods are also covered.


A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, light weight, colourful silk papers using a selection of 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 (including all materials) for each workshop: € 45 for adults; € 35 for young people 16 – 18 years of age

OR: € 80 for two workshops for adults; € 55 for young people 16 – 18 years of age