Learn what you want when you want!
Are you interested in individual instruction on how to create your own handmade paper? A one-to-one lesson is catered to your needs. If you're new to papermaking, work at your own pace and learn the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. The lesson also includes an overview of decorative techniques, including the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles. Pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also covered. Have some previous experience or a specific project in mind? One-to-one lessons are also a great opportunity to practice techniques, learn more complicated processes, and receive assistance tailored to a specific project.
Registration includes purposeful scheduling to ensure the lesson works with your schedule and you’re partnered with the right instructor for your specific needs. In addition you will receive a brief consultation (by phone or email) with the instructor before the lesson and access to various tools, supplies, and other resources in the studio. Options to extend the learning for additional time and/or sessions are available.
No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome.
After you purchase your lesson, we will contact you within the next seven (7) days to set up a time and date that works with your schedule. To help speed up the process, please answer the questions to the right. -->
Scheduling Policies: Please note we cannot guarantee to place your lesson within 7 days of purchase. The lesson will become invalid (and non-refundable) if your schedule is not confirmed within 30 days of purchase. Lessons can be rescheduled with at least 4 days notice of the original scheduled date.
Because lessons are customized, they are not eligible for discounts.
Please Note (as of May 2021): While we are encouraged by the numbers reported locally and nationally, Pyramid is committed to the health of our artists and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to be more conservative than the local ordinances. We have increased our studio capacity numbers in some areas but will continue to operate the building at a reduced capacity and require mask wearing in all public spaces. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.
One-to-One Papermaking Lesson (3 hours)
- Date and Time: Customized to your schedule!
- Instructor: Papermaking Associates Marta Perez Garcia or Selene LaMarca
- Materials: To be determined based on the project. A separate charge for any materials sourced by Pyramid staff may be applicable. Otherwise, suggested vendors may be supplied for students to acquire their own materials directly.