Come in through the glass doors and enter another world, a world of color and creation.Around a vast work table, brimming with brushes, paint pots and craftsman's tools, there is plenty of room for six or eight participants to create, to express, to discover their imagination.Upon the shelves you will find countless art books, including books on paper Mache, as well as Literature and reference books on all forms of arts and crafts to help expand, enlighten, and inspire.
Annual classes are devoted to the art of paper Mache. Special workshops are held on a variety of subjects and are pre-arranged.
Special workshops are held at the studio all year round and are pre-coordinated. Participants may choose whether to sculpt with paper Mache, build puppets, create recycled art using recyclable materials, and more.These workshops are just the thing for those of us who are always busy and are looking to treat ourselves to a fun workshop. It's also great for friends looking for ways to celebrate their time together, or for tourists coming from abroad on vacation.
We use 90% recycled material to make the paper Mache used in the studio. The paper Mache creations that are made in the studio are not only durable, but are made with non-toxic water-based glues and paints. This is not just for our own benefit but also for the benefit of Mother Nature.
Visitors to the studio are welcome all year round, please be sure to coordinate in advance.
For more information, registration, and to coordinate special workshops or visits to the studio -For descriptions of the available workshops, please see below.
Please feel free to contact me:
The teaching method of this class:
Teaching the basic techniques of paper Mache, from preparing basic paper Mache with your own hands from scratch, to sculpting constructions onto cardboard, wood, wire and mesh.
In addition, special attention is given to various methods and techniques for finishing and decorating the sculpture. To include drawing/ painting, pasting, and more.
This class allows each participant to enjoy a learning experience at their own pace, while encouraging them to create original works of their own.
Classes begin late mid-October and end mid-July. New participants may join the class during the year, depending on availability.
The classes are held Sunday - Tuesday, from 10:00-13:00. An evening class is held on Monday nights from 18:30-21:30 (places still available).
Fees for the class are 130nis per session. This includes all of the necessary materials and a coffee & cookie break.
Participation in this class is currently recognized in Israel as further training for teachers on sabbatical.
Introduction to papier-mâché
In this workshop we learn the basics of papier-mâché, and a little of its history.In
this workshop two basic methods are taught:
Making paper Mache from scratch.
Creating with Papier-mâché(using the papier-mâché putty as a foundation for the sculpture),creating on a Sphere base (using a sphere made of another material, on which you sculpt by coating it with papier-mâché)As per the participant's request, the latter technique can be changed to another sculpturing technique .
Each workshop is about 3 hours, and includes a coffee break with some light refreshments.
The minimum number of participants per group is 3. The fee per participant is 250nis.
After creating their sculptures, workshop participants then take them home to dry. Participants may also leave their work to dry at the studio, and coordinate an additional workshop where they will be taught various decorating, painting and finishing techniques that can be applied to their work.
Groups who wish to create specialized projects, such as a communal sculpture, mask-making workshops, mirror frame design, or even decorating papier mache bowls -are welcome to contact me and coordinate a "Specialized Workshop".
Some examples include:
The level of teaching is flexible to suit each participant's personal capability.
Each individual workshop focuses on creating one type of puppet.
The workshop teaches the participant how to create the puppet, in addition to various puppetry techniques that are traditionally used with the puppet they created.
The workshop provides all the necessary materials for creating the puppet.
Each workshop is between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the type of puppet.
The fee for each workshop varies depending on the type of puppet. Please feel free to contact me for additional information and registration