The next course will run in 2022.

PaperLove gives you a thorough foundation in paper creativity.

Unfolding over five weeks, with clear step-by-step instructions, this course inspires you to complete over twenty paper projects including envelopes, boxes and books.

At a time when we can all benefit from carving out some reflective moments to just make, the ideas in PaperLove will guide you to create everyday. And the camaraderie and support of an online class means we’ll connect with like-minded people around the world.

PaperLove is an opportunity to use found papers, old books and materials that you are likely to have around the house plus a couple of pieces of cartridge or watercolour paper. Each week has a theme: Paper, Collage, Word, Book and Mail. From inky writing to floating pages, book artist Rachel Hazell will share her passion for paper, the most versatile and accessible of materials.

I loved the creativeness! I loved the international flavour and all the great resources, book suggestions, art exhibits. I looked forward everyday to seeing what new wonderful creative thing was in store for us. – Kay Hilt


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Week 1


You’ll start with a thorough introduction to this most useful and versatile of materials. Learn how paper works, how it is made and a history of paper-making. Explore easy-to-follow instruction to create a range of projects including a found-paper sampler and a book made from ephemera. Meet Barbara Bunke (dream paper shop proprietor.)

Week 2


Find out more about all aspects of collage. Try different styles and develop your technique. Up-cycle and re-purpose beautiful pages. Compare notes with like-minded paper collectors. Construct an unusual vessel to showcase your skills.

Week 3


Get inky with experimental calligraphy, find typography in unexpected places, describe experiences and share adventures in font! Meet brilliant word-crafters. Discover new depths with a reflective writing exercise. Harness the artful power of words on paper. The main project is a folded word container  – ingenious in its simplicity and fantastically useful. You’ll go on to make many more! We’re excited to introduce you to Monica Dengo, inspiring gestural mark-maker, in this week’s Inspiration Interview.

Week 4


Turn the page for a week of folding, stitching and reading! Indulge your inner bibliophile. Go from conceptual single sheet forms to a multi-section composite binding. Read the best books about books, and consider how books have made you. Find out about the construction of a two-metre-high commission and create a hanging book sculpture of your own. You’ll meet the warmly wonderful San Francisco Center for the Book co-founder Mary Austin in the Q&A.

Week 5


Stationery addicts and snail-mail aficionado are in for seven days of treats featuring stamps, envelopes and love letters. Unfold curious and extraordinary stories of communications on paper. Imagine working at the penguin post office in Antarctica.  PLUS lots of ideas for continuing your PaperLove journey.

Course Information

PaperLove can be purchased year round and runs for five weeks at fixed dates. And you’ll have access for a full six months.

The e-course requires a selection of easily available papers and materials.

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Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking and e-mail with any queries.

This course can be purchased as a gift. Please let us know the recipient’s details in the ‘additional information’ box at check out.

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