Summer Workshops!

Memorial Day weekend was a bit gloomy this year, but paperTHINKtank is prepared for SUMMER. Come get your hands wet and learn some new skills at these popular workshops!


A special two-part course in partnership with Second State Press
papermaking for printmakers
Two Saturdays
June 17th from 10-2 PM at paperTHINKtank (3240 Collins St, Phila PA 19134)
June 24th from 10-2 PM at Second State Press (1400 N. American Street, Phila PA 19122)

Instructors: Nicole Donnelly (paperTHINKtank) and Zach Lindenberger (Second State Press)

Learn about traditional fibers and how to make Eastern and Western sheets of paper ideal for etching, letterpress, woodblock, and chine colle in week 1, and in week 2 spend time at Second State printing on your brand new papers!

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
Learn the process of making paper by hand working with invasive plants growing in urban Philadelphia, such as mugwort, bittersweet, and mulberry. 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.

See you at the paper vat in June!