Classes & Workshops

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

2022 Workshop Schedule

paperTHINKtank is MOVING!!
On-site workshops are suspended until we are settled into a new home.
Orders for paper pulp (PICK-UP) and stock or custom papers (pick-up or delivery) can be arranged by email, or use the CONTACT form.

Handmade paper sculpture using armature

Working with Armature: Sculptural Papermaking Intensive

WHEN: July 30 & 31 (Sat, Sun), 10:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Morgan Conservatory, CLEVELAND, OH
Register HERE

In this two day workshop, students will work with high-shrinkage flax and abaca pulps, learning basic sheet forming, methods for inclusions, and stretching sheets over constructed armatures. Flax and abaca fibers can make extremely thin, strong, and translucent sheets of paper. These are ideal for embedding two-dimensional imagery but are also prized for their ability to shrink as they dry, creating a taut, smooth surface when the paper is applied over an armature. Students will form two-dimensional sheets of paper and will be guided through constructing basic armatures of their own design. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas as well as their own materials to incorporate.

Cost: $235
Learn more:

Philadelphia, PA

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 has been a teaching artist for 15 years and is an adjunct faculty at PAFA. 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) and by The Legacy Press (2019). She is the founder of paperTHINKtank, a member of the Friends of Dard Hunter and 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: