The Art of Papermaking 18-1-19

The Art of Papermaking 18-1-19

18 January 2019

Warehouse421 is hosting dedicated workshops at Masdar City focused on the environment and the arts as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

This workshop provides a creative way to reuse, reinvent and recycle paper scraps into your own handmade paper. Participants will learn the ancient art of papermaking using an ordinary kitchen blender, deckle and molds, and junk paper.  These materials will be used to demonstrate the basic techniques of pulp production, forming, couching and air-drying to produce beautiful handmade papers that can be used for cards, scrapbooking, printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, and more.

Instructor:  Dr. Elham Shafaei

Friday, 18 January: 10:30-13:00

Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

jANUARY at Warehouse421

Warehouse421 welcomes 2019 with a fresh program of workshops, film screenings, and book readings this January.

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100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters exhibition and the Architecture of Loneliness exhibition, co-curated with Gulf Photo Plus, continue through this month. Artist and architectural photographer, Mohamed Somji, whose work is featured in the exhibition, will also lead a photography workshop that will see participants venture out into the Mina Zayed district with their cameras.

This month’s series of hands-on workshops cover a range of creative disciplines, including ‘zine-making,’ paper-making, upcycling and material casting, with a number of sessions taking place in partnership with Masdar City, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. A three-day Arabic calligraphy course will also be the first of a number of short courses at Warehouse421 in 2019.

In collaboration with Early Starters, we are excited to debut a new series named “Khayal” which will bring children’s books to life through readings and fun activities.

Finally, the “Herstory: Film & The Arab Woman” series, being hosted in collaboration with Cinema Akil and featuring contemporary films by or about Arab women, will continue its run at Warehouse421 until April 2019.

As always, Warehouse421 is proud to be working with a number of local and international partners, including Gulf Photo Plus, Tashkeel, Early Starters and Cinema Akil, among others.


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