Paper making example


Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street (Map)

Join current HCCC resident artist Hong Hong to explore the craft of papermaking in this socially distanced workshop in the HCCC Craft Garden. Learn the basic elements of creative papermaking as Hong leads participants through the process of preparing a vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a hand-held mould and deckle, couching the sheet, and then pressing the 5 x 7-inch paper.

Experiment with incorporating a variety of found and recycled materials into your paper. Materials will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own, such as dried leaves and flowers, thread, vintage photographs, specialty papers, fabrics, or old drawings. Participants can expect to create between three and 10 sheets of handmade paper, depending on how fast they create each sheet.

Paper will need to dry for several hours before it can be taken home. Participants can return to HCCC to pick up their paper later that afternoon or on another day during public hours.

No experience necessary. All materials and tools are included. This workshop takes place in person and outside in the HCCC Craft Garden. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing during the workshop. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, who will be spaced more than six feet apart. If it rains on the day of the workshop, a make-up day will be scheduled (May 29th).

Non-member: $65
Member: $55

Register online here.

Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. Registration is open through May 21st and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 5 participants to hold.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.