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Handmade Paper

ART WORKSHOPS AT VARGAS UNIVERSITY

Vargas University offers 1, 2 and 8 week workshops inspired by the fascinating world of Fine Arts including Handmade Paper, Calligraphy, Lighting, Typography, Woodcut and Illustration.

The workshops are open to serious students of all levels; beginners welcome.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis and continues until the shops are full. Registration is done online or in our capus.

Register for the first workshop: HANDMADE PAPER ~ SESSION 1-6

Monday to Thursday or Saturday

Professor Hernan Helfer MFA

An extraordinary journey towards the mysterious technique of the century | that gave rise to one of the most important inventions of Humanity: Paper. Paper is one of the inventions that has helped the most in human evolution. Through Paper it has been possible to transmit knowledge from generation to generation.

TOPICS

1. Importance of Paper

2. Surfaces before the invention of paper

3. Invention of Paper

4. The Evolution of Paper

5. The Handmade Paper Workshop

6. Frame and Frame Construction

7. Preparation of 100% Cotton Pulp

8. Our first Handmade Paper

9. Decoration with Flowers

10. Drying Production in total harmony with Nature

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS

Vargas welcomes serious students of all experience levels, from beginners to professionals. We seek a diverse student population that represents diverse experiences, backgrounds, races, professions, and age groups.

NOTE: Many aspects of Vargas workshops were modified for 2021 due to the pandemic, but we are moving forward with optimism and care.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis and continues until the shops are full. Registration is done online or at our capus.

WAITING LIST If you are interested in a workshop that is full, we encourage you to put your name on the waiting list. We receive some cancellations and the registration image may change from week to week. Waiting lists are kept in order based on the date applications are received.

COST OF MATERIALS Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for the students' own production. Most workshops require you to bring certain materials and tools, and most of them have a study fee for supplies used by the group.