Friday, May 13, 2016


KOZO Studio WORKSHOP Programme
June - July 2016       

KOZO Studio and Gallery
The Estate Yard, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny.

Tutor: Tunde Toth – Visual Arts Practitioner, Arts Educator, Papermaker
Contact:               087-2543362

11 June (Saturday): EMBROIDERY- Beginners
10.30am – 5pm
Tutor: ALEXIS BERNSTORFF, artistic director of the ROS TAPESTRY
This workshop will teach 6 principal stitches and their variations - using wool, cotton/silk and metallic threads. Participants will be inspired by a range of techniques to realise various designs. Alexis has 15 years experience teaching crewelwork embroidery and is the guide behind the dynamics of the Ros Tapestry. 
€ 70 for the full day - including all materials 


12 June (Sunday): PAPER MAKING DAY- Beginners
10.30am - 1pm HAND PAPER MAKING Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres and a range of recycled materials.
2.30 - 5pm SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING - A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, colourful silk papers using raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages...etc.
Fees for each workshop: € 35                     OR: € 65 for the full day - including all materials 

18 June (Saturday)
10.30am - 5pm BATIK Workshop Beginners
A full day programme introducing an ancient technique of fabric dyeing where hot wax is used as a resist.
Participants will learn all necessary basic techniques - and complete three small/medium batik pieces with up to 4 colours on cotton fabric and/or paper.
€ 75 for the full day, including all materials

16 July (Saturday)
10.30am - 5pm Felt Making Workshop – Beginners
The workshop introduces wet felting techniques using dyed and un-dyed Merino wool and silk fibre inclusions.
Learn to design and make a unique wall piece or a small but beautiful felted bag. Participants will make a small practice piece before progressing to a larger project.
€ 75 for the full day, including all materials

17 July (Sunday)
10.30am – 5.30pm Paper Making and Paper Art Follow-on Course – Advanced Level

Designed for participants who already work with paper/fibre based processes, this course offers assistance and guidance in areas of three dimensional, sculptural and installation based works, experimental processes of batik, wax based works on paper, paper dyeing and texturing. It also covers ideas for the preparation and use of plant based pulps (without added chemicals). Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas and questions into the workshop and invited to show and discuss previous works and projects.
Places are limited for 5 participants.
€ 80 for the full day, including all materials

BOOKINGS are confirmed with € 30 deposit paid in advance.* Courses are run for small groups only so please call to book early.
With any questions, for advice or check availability and for all BOOKINGS please contact TUNDE directly:

* DEPOSITs are returned if the Studio has to cancel a workshop. Cancellations from participants will be accepted up to 2 weeks before the course date and deposits will be returned. In other cases participants may be offered rescheduled dates/options.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Art and Craft Workshops for Adults

Continue Your New Creative Year with
Inspiring Courses at KOZO Studio!
Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

17 April  (Sunday)
PAPER MAKING DAY for Beginners
10.30am – 1pm HAND PAPER MAKING

23 April  (Saturday)
FELT MAKING for Beginners 10.30am – 5pm 
Introducing WET FELTING techniques using dyed and un-dyed merino wool and silk inclusions. Create a beautiful wall piece or a small handmade bag!

24 April  (Sunday)
BATIK for Beginners 10.30am – 5pm 
Introducing traditional and contemporary processes of an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is applied to a cloth to act as a resist.

Contact: 087-2543362

Professional Workshops for small groups in an inspiring environment with tutor
Tunde Toth (Visual Artist and Arts Educator)
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.