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The Art of Making Paper !

The Art of making paper

The Art of Making Paper !

From packaging to notebooks to receipts, paper waste is a big part of our daily lives. Compared to other types of waste, paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle by hand and can be transformed into beautiful pieces of textured paper for further note taking or art making.

Join Jessica and Nora’s workshop ‘The Art of Making Paper’ to learn how to make handmade paper from paper waste.

Useful informations

Your coach : Jessica Sim and Nora Byrne
Web : Nadas
Audience : Young people from 5-17 years old
How : Face to face / online, depending on the Covid-situation
Project : 4 sessions of 2h
When : May 29 th
Language : English
Price : 950TL, 99€

The aim of project

The Art of making paper

Every year, tons of paper is thrown away, when it is both easy and possible to give it a new life. Jessica and Nora invite you to explore this art and learn how to make paper as a way of recycling and art making. You will start by making your own sheets of paper. These sheets will then become notebooks, collage… It’s up to you!

Let yourself be guided by Jessica and Nora who will help you make your own recycled paper.

The art of making paper
Collage Paper

Acquire new skills

The Art of making paper

Technical skills
Learning paper-making from paper waste, learning to build a paper mold and deckle, developing art projects with handmade paper.

Project management skills
Lead a project from A to Z, share ideas, work in groups, create, correct, integrate new knowledge, develop self-confidence and creativity.

The program

“The Art of Making Paper!” this is a project to explore the art of making paper by recycling paper waste. 4 sessions of 2 hours to make handmade paper from paper waste and to build a mould and a paper deckle or a paper collage and a binding.

Session 1 : Introduction to paper making

Session 2 : Paper making continued

Sessions 3 and 4 : Art with handmade paper (collage, book binding) and building a mold and deckle

Jess Sim

A few words from…

I am the co-founder, co-director of NADAS Istanbul and passionate about ecology

NADAS is a creative house located in Yeldeğirmeni, Kadıköy, facilitating projects that support the diversity of urban life and relationships between people and their environments. Among other activities, NADAS hosts: creative workshops and classes; meetings and gatherings; gardening and planting; studio work, art classes, and art residencies; exhibitions; and personal office work (co-working). By providing space for such ideas to be tested, realized, and shared, NADAS aims to build a community around living slowly, mindfully and empathetically.

I am one of the co-founders and co-directors of NADAS Istanbul. I am passionate about ecology and committed to developing creative ways to address climate change and inspire a more conscious life. I hold a Master’s degree in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick and the University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School. I am also a Creative Climate Leader. I have worked as a curator and artist, notably on the projects Museum of Garbage by FLYING roots and Şehir Ezmesi / City Paste. I have been living in Istanbul since January 2015 and will be happy to help young people create their own recycled paper.

Nora Byrne is a resident artist of NADAS Istanbul. She is a visual artist and designer focused on illustration, paper arts and collage. She focuses on cities in her artwork, wandering through streets and drawing on random corners, then collecting paper trash from the sidewalk to bring back to the studio. Her work combines a fascination with urban studies, a love of exploration and an issue with hoarding, creating three-dimensional cityscape collages that reflect on different authorities found within the city they depict. She found her way to Istanbul through Doha, Qatar, and is especially interested in exploring the relationships of megacities to their residents, and the potential for sustainable artmaking. She is currently working to develop a way to recycle waste paper for a larger series of Istanbul collages.

Join me in the workshop and let’s create altogether!.

See you soon, Jess

Do you have any questions ?

How do I register ?

Click on the project you are interested in and fill in the requested information. An email of confirmation will be sent to you.

Do I need to have prior knowledge ?

No prior knowledge needed, only interest on these subjects is pretty enough.

Where do we meet?

Once your registration is validated, the location and appointment times will be sent by email and through whatsapp, as well as a link with the exact address. You can arrive 5 minutes before the session to get ready and arrive on time.

What material do I need ?

The material will be provided.

What happens if I cannot attend the course ?

If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by phone or email. Any missed session is lost and cannot be recovered, except in cases of force majeure (accident, hospitalization, health problem). If so, we will discuss with Jess the possible catch-up of the lost session(s).

Can I get a refund ?

Except in cases of force majeure (accident, hospitalization), the costs already incurred are non-refundable (unreported absence, voluntary and intentional cancellation during the program).

  • 29 May 2021
  • 14:00 à 16:00

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    The Art of Making Paper !

    14:00 à 16:00
    29 May 2021


    The Art of Making Paper !

    14:00 à 16:00
    29 May 2021