Auroville papers workshop
PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP
Auroville Papers has been producing beautiful hand-made paper in Auroville since 1998. Over the years we have explored and experimented with many paper making techniques. Apart from the obvious stationery items, we make decorative and useful household products, jewellery and even works of art from paper and cotton mache.
We offer a workshop of introduction to the ancient art of paper-making.
We will supply all the equipment and materials. One major outcome will be that all participants will be able to take with them their own paper creation.
We will provide a certificate upon completion of the workshop.
Day 1 morning: preparing the fibers: harvesting the plants, cutting, cooking, washing, and beating the plants into pulp (different techniques of beating). Then we will form the sheets, couching, lifting and drying (different technique).
Day 1 afternoon and Day 2: The participants will unleash their creativity using five different fibers and colours at their disposal, or anything the participants may find of interest to include in their project. We will be at their side ready to advise or help if required.
The participants should be aware that the making of paper is a bit akin to cooking. Please dress accordingly, with clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Please note that the drying of paper can take from 2 to 3 days, so the participants may have to come back later to collect their finished work. An introduction on the ideals and history of Auroville can be organized for interested participants.
Fee: Rs. 6,000.00 (Rupees six thousand only) for two days. It includes everything described in this document, plus we invite you to join the staff for morning and afternoon refreshments.
Terms: 50% deposit of workshop fee required on booking, with balance payable at least one week before the start of the workshop. Auroville has a strict no alcohol or drugs policy. Anyone disregarding these rules will be requested to leave the community immediately and no refunds will apply. Please email a copy electronic transfer data and/or the deposit slip as proof of payment transfer and include the city that you are transferring the funds from.
Cancellation: Up to 2 days before workshop commencement we retain 10% of total fee due. From 2 days to workshop commencement we retain 50% of the total fee.
Notes: All booking communication is completed in writing by email.