Tours and Workshops
“Every student was able to participate, be successful, and be 100% engaged in the creative process.”
—4th grade teachers, P.S. 24, Bronx, NY
“This was amazing. I really enjoyed understanding the materiality of paper first-hand and learning a bit about the process. I absolutely loved getting to make something (and feel productive) during the two-weeks (rather than primarily in-taking information), and it was incredible to see the processes of papermaking and then getting to see (and feel!) the final product. . . It was a rare opportunity and I’m so grateful to have had it!”
—Mellon Seminar attendee, Center for Curatorial Leadership
Dieu Donné offers a variety of unique hands-on educational opportunities for adults and children that can be held on-site in our studio or at off-site locations. Educational programs are adaptable for various age groups and circumstances, including school field trips, professional development, community organizations, and more.
Participants learn about the papermaking process—from the history of papermaking to the role handmade paper plays in the contemporary arts—and experiment with creative techniques to create original works of art. Our tactile programs, taught by working artists and educators, provide access to a rare and venerable artistic medium, and give participants an opportunity to experience a complete cycle of creation, from pulp to final project. Programs range from introductory classes to follow-up workshops in specialized techniques.
For More Information
Please contact Kirsten Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-226-0573 ext. 205.
How much does a tour/workshop cost?
Our prices range from $500—$1,200. Sessions include an introductory talk and tour of our facilities, along with a papermaking demonstration and/or hands-on papermaking workshop.
Do you offer financial aid?
We work to secure funding to offer to subsidies to schools in economic need. While not always available, please contact us to inquire.
How many students or participants can I bring?
16 participants is ideal, but we can accommodate up to 26 participants.
How many chaperones should I have?
We ask that school groups bring no more than four chaperones.
How do I cancel or reschedule my tour/workshop?
Please contact us at least two weeks before your scheduled date.
What should I do to prepare for my tour/workshop?
Wear shoes that can get wet!