Step in through the glass doors and enter another world, a world of color and creation. Around the vast work table, brimming with brushes, paint pots, and craftsman’s tools, there is plenty of room for six participants to create, to express, to explore their imagination. Upon the shelves you will find countless art books, including books on paper-mâché, as well as literature and reference books on all forms of arts and crafts to help expand, enlighten, and inspire.
Regular group classes are devoted to the art of paper-mâché and are held throughout the year. Specialty workshops are also available year-round on a variety of subjects with prior reservation. Participants may choose whether to sculpt with paper-mâché, build puppets, create recycled art, Crazy art quilt, using recycled materials, and more.
Specialty workshops are perfect for those of you who are always busy and are looking to treat yourself to a fun workshop during your holiday. They’re also great for friends looking for ways to celebrate their time together, or for visitors coming from abroad on vacation. Workshops are held in Hebrew or English on request.
We use 90% recycled material to make the paper-mâché artwork. The creations that you make in the studio are durable, sustainable, and “green”. We only use non-toxic water-based glues and paints, for our benefit as well as the benefit of Mother Nature.
You’re also warmly invited to visit the studio year-round (by reservation). For more information about classes and workshops or to book a workshop, please fill out the contact form.
Click here to see examples of the student work.
Long-term class that teaches the basic techniques of paper-mâché, from preparing basic pulp from scratch with your own hands, to sculpting constructions from cardboard, wood, wire and mesh. We also give special attention to various methods and techniques for finishing and decorating the sculpture, such as drawing, painting, decoupage, and more.
This class allows each participant to enjoy a learning experience at their own pace, while encouraging them to create original works of their own.
Classes begin late October and end at the end of July. New participants may join the class during the year, depending on availability. The classes are held Monday and Tuesday during 10:00-13:00. An additional evening class is held on Monday during 17:00-20:00.
Fees for the class are 150 NIS + VAT per participant per session. The price includes all materials – glue, acrylic paints & varnish, and a coffee & cookie break.
Participation in this class is currently recognized in Israel as further training for teachers on sabbatical.
In this workshop you will learn the most important aspects of paper-mâché that you can’t learn from online classes – how to prepare the paper pulp and what a well-made pulp feels like to the touch! In addition, you’ll learn some of the history and tradition of this wonderful material.
The workshop covers two basic methods – Creating paper-mâché artwork from pulp only, and constructing artwork from pulp on top of a sphere-shaped construction. from scratch. The second method might be substituted with another method, or with finishing techniques, by request.
The workshop is about 3 hours long, and includes a coffee break and light refreshments. The minimum number of participants per group is 2, price is 250 NIS including VAT per participant. The workshop duration is flexible and can be shortened for younger participants, as long as the minimum length is 1.5 hours.
After creating your sculptures, you can take them home to dry for a few days and paint or decorate them after they dry. Alternatively, you can leave your work to dry at the studio and schedule a follow-up workshop where you will learn various decorating, painting and finishing techniques that you can apply to your work.
Focused workshops for groups who wish to create specific projects, such as a communal sculpture, mask construction, mirror frames, lamp shade, or even decorating paper-mâché bowls. The duration and price of these customized workshops are determined based on the scope and number of participants.
Not your average quilts! This is one of my favorite workshops, where you will discover fun and surprising new ways to attach and decorate fabrics, to enhance your artistic expression with color, embroidery, buttons, and beads.
Prerequisites: Hand-sewing experience (no machine-sewing required).
The workshop duration is about 3 hours. Price is 250 NIS including VAT per participant, which includes all materials – fabrics, threads, decorations.
The workshop teaches you how to create the puppet as well as learn basic operating techniques for each puppet type.
You can create any of the following puppet types:
- Finger puppets
- Stick puppets
- Sock puppets
- Glove puppets
- Color-shadow puppets
- Hand puppets (similar to the Muppets)
The workshop complexity can be adjusted to suit each participant’s personal skill level, and it includes all necessary materials.
Each workshop is 2-3 hours long, and the price is determined based on the type of puppet. Each individual workshop focuses on creating only one type of puppet.