Papier-mâché, also known as paper mache, is used for making innovative products. Check out some places in the city where you can learn this art
NEST FINE ARTS INSTITUTE
The paper mache classes are part of the hobby courses at this institute. The trainers teach students how to make paper mache from different materials such as newspapers and tissue papers. The class is one and a half hours long. You can also learn different types of paintings here, as well as methods of decorating wall mirrors, among other things. The school organises workshops and exhibitions of their students' work.
Fees: Rs 4,000, depending on the object to be learnt
Where: 518, second floor, Niti Khand 1, near Swarnjayanti Park, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
Besides their many art and craft classes, the institute also teaches how to make paper mache. While here, you can learn to make paper mache with newspaper and other waste paper. The two months course, which involves two classes per week for two hours, starts with the teaching of basic drawing skills and then teaches how to make paper clay that is used to create paper mache products. You can learn to make products such as masks, hanging items and human figures.
Fees: Rs 7,000 for two months
Where: 7/13, Old Rajender Nagar, near water tank, near Mother Dairy
CRAFT N COLORS
Come here to learn the art of paper mache with tissue paper. Here, the class, which happens thrice a week and is two hours long, is mostly practical based, but the trainer explains theoretical concepts as well. You can get to learn how to decorate objects, as well as how to make beads of jewellery, cartoon characters, flowers and chocolate boxes through paper mache here. The class inducts students from the age of 12 years.
Fees: Rs 2,500 for learning two objects
Where: WA-186, second floor, near Krishna Mandir, Shakarpur
ROSE N WARP
This institute teaches a variety of things in the art of paper mache. Come here to learn to make different kinds of paper mache, such as, photo frames, wall hangings and lamps. These objects are made with a paste that is prepared out of newspaper pulp, glue and white clay. The duration of the class is from two days to 15 days, depending on what the student wants to learn. They also organise corporate workshops.
Fees: Rs 400 onwards
Where: 187, Sector 4, Gurgaon, near Bluebells School
If personalised classes for paper mache are what you want, then this is the place for you. Here, besides the traditional paper mache, you can also learn what the instructor calls, experimental paper mache. "I also teach my students the usage of wood fiber and white clay for paper mache," says Vivek Prasad from Aranya. The normal duration for a course is 12 days, but it's flexible. They start from teaching basic models like 2D toys, coasters and pen stands and go up to teaching high end sculptures.
Fees: Rs 5,000 for 12 days
Where: 100, Metro View Apartments, Sector 13B, Dwarka.
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