Handmade Paper Workshop

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Handmade Paper Workshop

March 16th, 2023
Saturday | 3pm - 6pm
Price - 65€ (Material included)
Trainer - Rita Faia


In the handmade paper workshop, participants will experience the handmade process of recycling paper, from processing the pulp to creating a new sheet. The materials needed to make it and the different properties of paper will be covered, with a focus on transforming and enhancing it, either by changing its shape and color or by adding new elements (leaves, petals, lines...).Recycling paper has many advantages, not only because it consumes less water and energy (compared to processing virgin fibers), but also because it makes it possible to use scraps of paper that would otherwise be discarded.

No previous knowledge necessary.

Practical Exercise

Using waste paper from various sources, sizes, colors and textures, you will learn how to prepare it for recycling and making handmade paper. Machines and tools that are handmade or easily accessible will be used, so that you can continue to apply the methods taught in your home production. Using the various elements available, we will transform the color, shape and texture of the paper to make sheets of different shapes and sizes.

Program content

Introduction to papermaking, its sources and manufacturing processes - Papermaking using waste paper - Transforming and changing the shape, color and texture of paper - Drying and storage process.


Recycling paper / botanical elements / lines
- Frames and webs
- Vats, grinders and cloths
- Each participant will bring the stack of sheets created during the workshop
- Mini-manual introduction to handmade paper production

Waiting List

Cancellations may occur. If the training is sold out and you would like to receive an alert if there are any withdrawals, send an e-mail to workshop@fica-oc.pt, with the subject line 'waiting list - papermaking workshopIf there is a cancellation for this specific workshop, we will let you know.
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About the trainer

Rita Faia was born in 1987 in Lisbon. She has a postgraduate degree in Artistic Illustration from Estal/UAL and a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.During a Nature Drawing Course she discovered field trips and a love of drawing plants and since then botany has been the main focus of her work. She works with drawing, gouache painting, alternative photographic processes and handmade papermaking.

Cancellation of Registration

IMPORTANT - Cancellations/postponements/refunds of registrations (including gift voucher registrations) are only permitted if you give us at least 7 days' notice of the start of the workshop. Any cancellation with less than 7 days' notice, we will do our best to fill your place, however, a refund or postponement can only be made if your place is filled.

If a trainee fails to attend one or more training sessions, FICA is not responsible for replacing or compensating for that session.
To cancel/admit/refund, send an e-mail to workshop@fica-oc.pt
Find out more at terms and conditions from the website.

No. of trainees

Minimum number: 6pax / Maximum number: 8pax
According to our terms, the training may be canceled if the minimum number of trainees is not met - Find out more at terms and conditions from the website.
Minimum age for participation: 16 years / Accompanied by an adult (two entries): 14 years

Other Workshops

In addition to the handmade paper workshop, we have other workshops such as screen printing or marbled paper..
It accompanies the Workshops.


If you don't speak Portuguese don't worry we will give the workshop in english.


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