Open studio days: € 40, -

Students who have already attended a workshop or masterclass can, in consultation with us, work on their own projects in the studio. Betty and Miriam will be available for advice.

 

Future & activities:

Sculptural Works, Guest lecturers, Eco printing, printing techniques, special or seasonal papers and marbling.

 

For more information:

please visit the website.

www.demiddelstemolen.nl   or www.papiertuin.nl

 

Registration: miriamvanderlinden@gmail.com

 

Number of participants per course: Min. 5 max. 7

 

Working hours:

10.30 to 16.00 hours

 

Artists Betty Disco and Miriam v.d. Linden of Papiermakersstudio de Papiertuin are offering workshops and masterclasses at the papermill, De Middelste Molen, in Loenen, The Netherlands.

 

They offer a variety of 1 and 2 day specialized workshops throughout the year.

 

Experience with papermaking is not a prerequisite for these courses. At the same time, for professional artists too, a study of the possibilities of paper art can be an inspiring deepening of their knowledge of materials and techniques.

 

Workshops & Masterclasses

 

Paper art & Hand papermaking 2019

 

De Middelste Molen

Kanaal Zuid 497

7371 GL Loenen

The Netherlands

 

www.demiddelstemolen.nl

www.papiertuin.nl

 

Registration: miriamvanderlinden@gmail.com

 

 

1-Day Workshop  € 60,-

2-Day Master Class € 160,-

PAPIERTUIN

MASTERCLASSES

Pulp pouring & Pulp painting

2-Day Master Class € 160,-

 

Pulp pouring is an ideal way to make large or whimsically shaped sheets of paper.  We start by making a base sheet  either by pouring pulp into a mould, or by dipping the mould into the vat of pulp. After we have made a base sheet we continue with a technique known as painting with pulp.

We do this with very finely ground cotton and flax fiber to which pigments are added. On base sheets we paint - using brushes, stencils and various squeeze bottles to create layers of fine lines, shapes, and thin transparencies. By compressing all layers, it becomes one whole.

 

With this technique you can create unique paper, applicable in collages, objects or for illustrations in an artist book.

 

Dates:

March:

Friday 15 and Saturday 16

Friday 22 and Saturday 23

 

 

Paper making from exotic plants and fibers

2-Day Master Class € 160,-

 

In this two-day masterclass we explore the process of making handmade paper with exotic fibers and plants. We work with bark from mulberry, eucalyptus and abaca trees and with plant fibers like sisal, flax, corn and onion. On the first day we prepare the fibers by cutting, cooking, rinsing and grinding them into pulp. The following day we make paper from this pulp. You can realize contrasts by creating a composition of transparent leaves, needles and visible plant fibers.

 

All this beauty we collect in a self-made folder.

 

Dates:

May:

Friday 17 and Saturday 18

1-Day Workshop € 60,-

 

In this 1-day course we make beautiful paper using traditional craft as well as modern techniques. You will learn basic papermaking techniques for artistic applications, such as original cards, interesting paper for a personal sketchbook, an object, reliefs or other artworks. We work with raw materials like cotton, linen, hemp fibers and abaca. We add pigments, visible plant fibers or printed matter to the paper pulp.

 

On this basis we experiment further with lamination, stenciling and embossing.

 

Dates:

January:

Friday 18, 25, and Saturday 19, 26

 

February:

Friday 15 and Saturday 16

 

March:

Friday 29 and Saturday 30

 

April:

Friday 5 and Tuesday 9

 

May:

Friday 24 and Saturday 25

 

June:

Friday 7, and Saturday 8

 

Basic hand-papermaking techniques

Paper Parade

4-Day Workshop € 260,- incl. materials

 

The Middelste Molen is situated in the beautiful countryside on the Loenense brook and along the Apeldoorns Canal. The authentic paper factory has been making paper since 1622 and it is a pleasure to see the mill in action.

At this unique location, three paper artists, Betty Disco, Hanne Mahler and Miriam v. d Linden will offer a varied 4-day paper art program.

Students will learn basic hand papermaking techniques for artistic applications, making sheets of paper in various colors, sizes and shapes. Diverse exotic raw fibers and inclusions are available to experiment with.

Following the basic papermaking techniques, students learn to make booklets, origami folders, leporellos (harmonica books) and unique cards with matching envelopes. Techniques to enhance paper, such as Japanese suminagashi (floating ink) and Turkish Ebru (marbling) will be taught.

By means of embossing, stenciling and laminating on elongated sheets of self-made paper, students can form a harmonica book and create a ‘story’ in images.

There will also be the opportunity to carve a linoleum stamp and design a 3D paper object.

 

For information and registration: miriamvanderlinden@gmail.com

 

Number of participants per course:

Min. 6 max. 12

 

Dates:

July:

Wensday 3 - Saturday 6

 

 

 

 

Japanese Suminagashi, Leporello, Origami folder & Booklets

2-Day Workshop € 150,-

 

Handmade papermaking, Japanese Suminagashi, Leporello, Origami folder & Booklets

 

On 14 & 15 June, at the Middelste Molen in Loenen, artists Betty Disco and Miriam v.d Linden of studio Papiertuin will offer a course in basic handmade papermaking. Students will learn papermaking techniques for artistic applications, making sheets of paper in various colors, sizes and shapes. Divers exotic raw fibers and inclusions are available to experiment with. By means of embossing, stenciling and laminating on elongated sheets of self-made paper, students can form a harmonica book and create a ‘story’ in images.

In addition, the Japanese suminagashi technique will be taught. Suminagashi literally means 'floating ink'. It is an ancient Japanese marbling technique that developed in the 12th century.

 

Hanne Mahler, the bookbinder amongst us, will teach students how to make origami folders, leporellos (accordion books) and booklets. Under Hanne’s guidance students will transform the selected marbled sheets of paper into an origami folder with notebook.

 

For more information and registration: miriamvanderlinden@gmail.com

 

Number of participants:

Min. 5 max. 7

 

Dates:

June:

Friday 14 and Saturday 15