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Papermaking and Handmade Books

Papermaking and Handmade Books

Regular price $400.00
Regular price $445.00 Sale price $400.00
GST included where applicable.
Early fee ends on 14 Apr 2024

On Campus
18-19 May 2024 (Sat & Sun)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Discover the tactile world of papermaking, collage and bookmaking and learn how to transform existing papers and pictures into handmade books, with drawings, paintings, prints and collages with different types of rag, archival and original papers.

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Course Details

Course Program: Autumn Weekend Workshop 2024

Start Date: 18 May 2024

End Date: 19 May 2024

Day: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Number of classes: 2

Discipline: Printmaking

Lecturer: Janet Parker-Smith

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

Discover the tactile world of papermaking and bookmaking, learning how to transform existing papers and pictures into handmade books, with drawings, prints and original papers. Janet Parker-Smith demonstrates a wide range of techniques, including paper pulp making with the inclusion of threads, fabrics and other materials. She also teaches three methods of bookmaking including a Japanese-bind and Coptic-bind with a hard cover. Expand your perception of papers and books, and the re-purposing of visual ideas, by bringing your own collection of paper materials with you and learn how to transform them into beautiful experimental, creative books.

Lecturer Profile

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous other public collections, as well as private collections. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the printmedia department, where she has worked since 2006. Janet is represented by Van Rensberg Galleries in Hong Kong and is supported by both May Space, where she has had several solo exhibitions, and M. Contemporary in Sydney.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

  • Helmar Acid free glue, 125ml
  • 4 sheets of cartridge paper (A2 size)
  • Drawings, old prints, paper cuttings, threads etc 


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

    Protective clothing and covered footwear essential