Papershades undefined classes in London
Papershades undefined classes in London

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Papershades

7 reviews
7 reviews

Papershades was set up by artist Rosalind Freeborn who specialises in paper collage. She wanted to find a way to make her art available beyond a work on canvas.

Ros found a way to 'reinvent the wheel' - to create two sizes of wheels which can grip panels of paper and make a lampshade which fits comfortably and safely on the average lamp stand or room light. She launched Papershades with a range of floral designed based on her own paper collage work. She's developing new ranges all the time, including festive Papershades for Christmas.

Ros has developed a way for everyone to create their own, stunning and totally unique paper lampshades. She set up Papershades workshops in her studio in north London to enable anyone to have a go. All the materials are provided - loads of tissue paper, wrapping paper, wallpaper, pages torn from magazines - and she offers guidance so that everyone can do it and everyone goes home with an amazing paper lampshade like no other in the world!

There's listening time, thinking time, experimenting time, making time and then sticking time! Once each person's template is ready Ros will print it onto five panels of Papershades translucent paper. The template is then cut out and fixed onto the wheels and....voila! a lampshade has been produced.

And, most importantly, there is cake! The Papershades cake, complete with lettering, has become an essential ingredient to fuel creativity and chatter throughout the workshop.

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Anonymous
19 Feb
Loved it is the easiest way to describe it. I went with a few friend and it was so much fun being creative together. Ross is the perfect host and the tea and biscuits were lovely too ;) Best, Toni
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Anonymous
19 Feb
I've actually done this class twice it was so much fun! Ros is a warm and friendly host who begins the class in her Edwardian studio with a background of her paper art and what got her into lampshades. Then you can find the perfect pieces to make your very own custom lampshade using the plethora of tissue paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper, etc. in her collection. She'll guide you through creating your art and assembling the lampshade. And I can't leave out the delicious tea and cake she serves! It's an all around unique and delightful experience that I'd recommend to anyone who likes arts, crafts, or simply good conversation (and cake).
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Anonymous
19 Feb
Great fun. Had lots of ideas, difficult settling for one, but Rosalind was very good at giving you space to play around and then hone in on one idea to get that personalised lampshade.
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Anonymous
21 Feb
Ros inspired, supported and encouraged us, and very soon we were all working on our own ideas, absorbed and happy. The atmosphere was so positive, we all came away with really beautiful Christmas lampshades. Mine has been on display ever since. I feel proud to have achieved such an attractive piece, and grateful to Ros’ patience and nurturing, let alone creative flair. A thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Book as a group of friends ? I’m definitely going back with some of mine!

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Anonymous
19 Feb
Loved it is the easiest way to describe it. I went with a few friend and it was so much fun being creative together. Ross is the perfect host and the tea and biscuits were lovely too ;) Best, Toni
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Anonymous
19 Feb
I've actually done this class twice it was so much fun! Ros is a warm and friendly host who begins the class in her Edwardian studio with a background of her paper art and what got her into lampshades. Then you can find the perfect pieces to make your very own custom lampshade using the plethora of tissue paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper, etc. in her collection. She'll guide you through creating your art and assembling the lampshade. And I can't leave out the delicious tea and cake she serves! It's an all around unique and delightful experience that I'd recommend to anyone who likes arts, crafts, or simply good conversation (and cake).
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Anonymous
19 Feb
Great fun. Had lots of ideas, difficult settling for one, but Rosalind was very good at giving you space to play around and then hone in on one idea to get that personalised lampshade.
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Anonymous
21 Feb
Ros inspired, supported and encouraged us, and very soon we were all working on our own ideas, absorbed and happy. The atmosphere was so positive, we all came away with really beautiful Christmas lampshades. Mine has been on display ever since. I feel proud to have achieved such an attractive piece, and grateful to Ros’ patience and nurturing, let alone creative flair. A thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Book as a group of friends ? I’m definitely going back with some of mine!
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Jane
23 Feb
Great afternoon. Ros is an excellent tutor and very encouraging. She is also a wonderful host, and serves delicious cake!
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Anonymous
19 Feb
Ros Freeborn is a brilliant artist and her concept for helping others to create unique paper lampshades is so unique. On the day I was helped to design and construct a shade that looks beautiful in my home and is so much nicer than many of the shades available on the market. It was fun, creative and Ros gave an amazing talk on how she came up with the idea and showed us loads of different designs by past workshoppers. I didn't know anyone else on the workshop but we all made friends, chatted while we worked and enjoyed Ros' yummy cakes. Highly recommended to others!
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Anonymous
19 Feb
I was really intrigued about making a papershade and Ros, our teacher, was really good at explaining the different techniques and how to create unique patterns. What I particularly loved was being able to keep my template so that I can go back and make some more. Ros was friendly and made the whole session incredibly social. I love my lamp, which turned out to be much better than I thought it would, as I'm not naturally arty. Worth doing.