Hand Paper Making and Artist Books with a master artist

Immerse in a craft and lose yourself to the creative flow at your own pace.

This is a creative retreat for the weekend. Over two days, you'll work one on one with VAWAA master artist, Helen, and get exclusive access to her studio. 

Helen is the founder of a renowned center for contemporary printmaking, and will teach you the art of western and eastern handmade paper traditions. Make your own books or collection of hand formed sheets of paper that vary from colorful to thin and translucent.

Helen first fell in love with paper making while visiting paper mills in Ahmedebad, India as a student in the 1970s. In the forty years since, she has travelled extensively in Asia, Africa, and Europe to learn about, collaborate with, and exhibit alongside other papermakers. As a university educator and prolific studio artist, Helen is a cornerstone of the international paper making community. You don’t need to travel the world to gain Helen’s global experience—she brings the world to her studio!

Available Dates:
October 12 - 13
November 2 - 3
November 16 - 17
December 7 - 8

Reserve your weekend here.


We at Vacation With An Artist facilitate mini-apprenticeships with master artists around the world. These experiences allow you to immerse into the full process of an art form and see a day in the life of a professional artist. 



Saturday, December 7, 2019

Silver Spring, MD

Event Type

Arts & Culture


Kids, LGBTQIA+, Family Friendly


Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Educational

Weekend Event





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