Children’s Vegetable Papyrus Papermaking Workshop

Join us for a special hands-on papermaking workshop with paper and book artist Helen Hiebert, exploring the intriguing world of vegetable papyrus. Traditional papyrus originated in Egypt by overlapping pieces of the stalk of the papyrus plant and pressing the pieces together. We will use a similar technique with thin slices of common household vegetables such as beets, carrots, zucchini and radishes. When pressed and dried, the intricate patterns of the seeds and veins in these vegetables become visible. Students will learn how to make this beautiful translucent papyrus, but will also have the opportunity to experiment with collage by pressing the papyrus on top of their own handmade cotton paper – merging ancient and contemporary papermaking techniques to create individual unique works of art. Finished works will be ready for pick-up or shipping after March 25th.

With the Kids

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    3:30 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Dieu Donne
    315 West 36th St.
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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