Classes & Workshops


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


2019 Workshop Schedule at paperTHINKtank

Western Papermaking

Papermaking for Printmakers

Two Sundays OCTOBER 20, 1pm – 4pm and OCTOBER 27, 1pm – 4pm
at paperTHINKtank (with Nicole Donnelly) and Second State Press (with Kimmy Juhas)
8 students, $150 (includes workshop & materials)

On October 20th, DAY 1 at paperTHINKtank, get introduced to some of the best fibers for woodblock, etching, and combination printing techniques that utilize chine colle- including abaca, cotton rag, and kozo fibers. This first day is spent in the wet paper studio. Participants will make up to 10 sheets of handmade paper ideal for various printing techniques.
Then, on October 27th, DAY 2 at Second State Press, Kimmy Juhas will teach students a variety of printmaking techniques for their newly made paper.

Register at Second State Press:

Custom Papermaking Workshops

Special workshops can be arranged for groups of students at paperTHINKtank or brought to your organization.
Contact me for any requests, special/advanced topics, or open studio time.

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 with paper artworksNicole 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: