A colour photograph of some hand-made paper adorned with a variety of found objects.

Paper Making Workshop

Saturday, 20th August 2022 to Sunday, 28th August 2022, 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August and Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August | First Session: 10am to 1pm. Second session 2pm to 5pm. In our Forest Workshop space on Level 2.
FREE but please book in advance as capacity is limited. → Book

Please note this is part of the Children’s University activity

In partnership with University West England (UWE), Global Partnerships in Social and cultural Engagement we have invited a group of talented students from UWE to run weekend workshops in papermaking inspired by our exhibition Forest: Wake this Ground.

Have you thought of making your own paper?
Paper is all around us! From the books and newspapers you read to the toilet roll you use, we use paper everyday!

Papermaking is one of the greatest inventions in Ancient China dated back 105 AD. The materials used were plant based such as hemp, leaves, vegetable matters and tree barks. Papermaking replaced writing on the animal skin in Europe in the 8th Century.

The workshop activities will show you the simplest processes of papermaking by using found scraps of paper, organic materials such as flowers, grasses, twigs and small objects.

The workshops are suitable for children aged between 6 to 12 years who must be accompanied by an adult. This is part of Children’s University’s activities and children will have their ‘passports’ stamped after completion of their workshop.

Saturday 20 August: First session is 10am to 1pm, Second session 2pm to 5pm

Sunday 21 August: First session is 10am to 1pm, Second session 2pm to 5pm

Saturday 27 August: First session is 10am to 1pm, Second session 2pm to 5pm

Sunday 28 August: First session is 10am to 1pm, Second session 2pm to 5pm

The workshops will take place in our Forest Workshop space on Level 2.
The activities are designed from 2 to 3 hours
Please bring a bottle of water and a snack for the children.
There will be breaks within each session.

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