Classes & Workshops

Classes at paper THINK tank are held on a monthly basis, but Nicole is also available for demonstrations, tutorials, and special workshops (with a mobile papermaking studio!).

2017 Workshop Schedule at paperTHINKtank

papermaking for printmakers

Special Summer Course:

in partnership with Second State Press
Two Saturdays
June 17th from 10-2 PM at Paper Think Tank
June 24th from 10-2 PM at Second State Press (1400 N. American Street, Phila PA 19122)

Instructors: Nicole Donnelly at paperTHINKtank, and Zach Lindenberger at Second State Press

Using abaca, cotton rag, and kozo fibers, Papermaking for Printmakers will introduce printmakers to some of the best fibers for woodblock, etching, and combination printing techniques, including papers ideal for chine colle. On June 17th, Nicole Donnelly will work with students in her wet paper studio at Paper Think Tank. Students will make up to 10 sheets of handmade paper ideal for various printing techniques. Then, on June 24th, Zach Lindenberger teach and assist students printmaking techniques for their newly made paper, including the best way to use chin colle in printmaking.

Class Cost & Material Fee: $150

Please REGISTER on Second State’s website:

Papermaking with Invasive Plants

Invasive plant papers

Sunday June 11, 1pm – 5pm, 8 students, $75
Students will learn the process of making paper by hand working with invasive plants growing in urban Philadelphia. We will identify and collect specimens of various invasive plants suitable for papermaking, learn how to process the fiber, and the distinct properties each plant imparts to its finished paper. All levels welcome!

All classes take place at:

3240 Collins Street / Studios at The LOOM
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Payment is due at time of registration to ensure your spot in the workshop.
Minimum enrollment must be reached seven days in advance for the workshop to run.
No refunds are available for cancellations made within a week of the workshop.


Nicole Donnelly is a papermaker, visual artist, and independent teacher based in Philadelphia, PA. She is the President of IAPMA, 2015-19,(International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists). She is also a co-organizer of the Hand Papermaking Community Documentation project, and is published in Hand Papermaking magazine (Winter 2013). She is the founder of paperTHINKtank, a member of the Friends of Dard Hunter, and a board member of The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library. While she holds an MFA in painting, she studied hand papermaking with Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa (2008-09) and fell in love with the process. Her artwork is focused on the environmentally sustainable possibilities and beauty of handmade paper. Images of her artwork are available here: