About the Artform

Handmade paper making is a traditional art that has been practiced for generations.This art has been passed on from one generation of craftsmen to another. These craftsmen are known as "Kagzi's". Their name is derived from the Urdu word 'Kavas', which means paper.
Handmade paper can be styled in multiple ways to suit the requirements.

About the Workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

Love of art and love for the environment. In this session, you'll learn the art of making handmade papers, which can be used for a billion things! You can use them as cards, gift tags, letter papers, decor pieces, and what not! Handmade paper making is therapeutic and soothes your soul and rejuvenates your mind.

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

Making of:

  • Basic Handmade paper
  • Handmade Floral papers 
  • Seed paper 
  • Silk threads paper 
  • Coloured handmade paper using botanical pigments

Who is this workshop “just right” for?

  • This Workshop is for anyone who has lots of waste papers and wants to recycle them (which is all of us).  
  • For age groups 7 and above. 
  • This is a beginner-friendly workshop.

Got lots of old newspapers, cardboard, envelopes, used papers at home? Come join our workshop and turn your waste into Beautiful Handmade Papers!

Your instructor for the workshop

Madeeha Ansari

@meet_madeeha

Meet Madeeha, a passionate artist and a practicing Early Childhood Educator. She has always been fascinated by visual arts and has spent most of her time painting. She started selling handmade customized diaries, bookmarks and cards at her college flea markets. A couple of years later she discovered the beautiful Watercolor medium and, the art of calligraphy. She instantly fell in love with both. Since then she has been using watercolor and calligraphy as a medium to express herself and create art. She uses an Instagram account (meet_madeeha) to share her work with the world. Now It's been a year of her making customized wall arts, diaries, bookmarks, wall murals, and a lot more.

Materials Required

  • Frame with a sieve (main equipment)
  • Sponge
  • Dried flowers petals
  • Silk threads
  • Basil Seeds
  • Colors / pigments
  • Instruction sheet


What else you need to bring to the workshop?

  • Large vessel or Plastic Tray or Tub
  • Water
  • Old cotton bedsheet/cloth (To place paper to dry)
  • Old newspapers
  • Waste papers
  • Cardboard boxes

 

Pre-requisites / Preparation prior to the workshop

  • Take old newspapers, corrugated boxes, waste papers, invites etc and soak it all in luke warm water. (10-15 papers) 
  • Let it soak over night.
  • Just before the workshop, grind the soaked papers in the mixer. Use water as and when needed while grinding.
  • Keep this paper pulp ready prior to the workshop.
  • For the workshop, you can set up your workspace on a table, preferably a dining table since it is big and spacious. 

The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

One can use these handmade papers for making diary covers, gift tags, calligraphy, acrylic or guache paintings, as greeting cards, letters, wedding invites and more.

Reviews

5 star rating

Anjali Parekh

This course taught by Madiha is really nice. Kit is simple to use and well put together. Madiha teaches the process methodically and patiently. A wonderful new skill I picked up which I know I will enjoy exploring further. Great course! Meditati...

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This course taught by Madiha is really nice. Kit is simple to use and well put together. Madiha teaches the process methodically and patiently. A wonderful new skill I picked up which I know I will enjoy exploring further. Great course! Meditative and beautiful.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn!

  • More like a classroom

    Being a replay of an actual live workshop, where students interacted with the instructor, it will give you more of a classroom experience.

  • Longer durations and better creations

    Workshops are longer in length due to the profound focus on the art which in turn facilitates better output from the learners.

  • Get in touch with the artist

    After the workshop, you can get in touch with the artist through Instagram, and get clarifications & comments on your artwork!