This fun, hands-on course will introduce you to the art of Papermaking. Learn how to use recycled cotton pulp and other fibres and materials to form your own sheets of paper. Experiment with creating different shapes, layering with colour, adding inclusions and embellishments, watermarks and embossing. At the end of the course, you will have a selection of your own handmade paper pieces.
No previous experience is required. Students should be able to follow verbal and written instructions. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum manager before enrolling, to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.
Explore the nature of papermaking and its potential as an artistic medium. Select and use appropriate materials such as inclusions and embellishments. Use found objects to create textures, embossing and watermarks. Learn how to use different coloured pulps to create gradient papers and pulp paintings. Experiment with different moulds and deckles to create different paper shapes and sizes. Use skills and knowledge gained in class to work independently on your own projects.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This is a workshop environment with a focus on practical learning, with one-to-one, individual tutor support. There will also be group discussions and reviews. Where appropriate the tutors will offer presentations, talks and demonstrations. There will be lots of inspiration using books, Pinterest and the internet Technical handouts will be provided where needed these are available electronically. There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and reaesarch. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, events or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and reaesarch. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, events or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Qualification you will achieve
There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department.
For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.