About the Artform

China, the inventor of paper also possessed the treasure of Paper Mache art! Paper Mache was used to make helmets of all things dating back to the Hans Dynasty (BC 202 – AD 220). This artform is used in making masks, ornaments, and other festival trinkets. In India, Durgapuja idols are made of Paper Mache.

About the Workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

Fun and therapy, all in one! In this workshop, you will learn to create your own paper mache decoration balls & learn the skill of implementing the artform in multiple other ways.

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

  • Day 1: We will create the paper pulp and then using the best recipe, paper mache clay will be prepared. The clay will be mould into decor balls and left to dry.
  • Day 2: We will work on the paper mache balls and decorate them by adding paint, glitter and make them ready, to decorate the house. You will also gain the skill of making many more things like Coasters, Pen holder, Figurine, Decorative items, etc.

Who is this workshop “just right” for?

  • Beginner friendly workshop. 
  • Children of age 6 or younger can attend along with an adult.

Your instructor for the workshop

Madeeha Ansari


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

  • Wall putty 
  • Glue
  • Paper (handmade paper, tissues)
  • Sandpaper 
  • Paints 
  • Brushes 
  • Glitter
  • Pallette 
  • Thread
  • Corn starch/all-purpose flour
  • Plastic balls 

Pre-requisites / Preparation prior to the workshop

Preparation for Day 1: Take old papers, tissues, newspapers and cut them all into small pieces and soak it in water for 3-4 hours (10-15 papers or more).

Preparations for Day 2 will be told accordingly.

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

This workshop will help you create beautiful paper mache balls using clay and once you have learnt to make paper mache balls you can make anything using the clay. For example- jewellery bowls, tray, fridge magnets, vase, lamp shades, jewellery and much more.

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

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