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Workshops :: Handmade Paper Studios in Oaxaca, Mexico

10iss is happy to spotlight traditional Oaxacan studios that give you a chance to delve into craft of  paper making and binding.

Taller Arte Papel Vista Hermosa (TAPVH) at CASA

This artisanal handmade paper and paper jewelry studio was founded by Mexican artist Francisco Toledo in 1998 as a cooperative working with local community and utilising bark, plants, flowers, cotton, hemp, silk, linen and pieces of shiny mica – renewable resources and local materials free of chemicals. The workshop is working to become a self-sustaining business, where the surplus money is invested in reforestation , nurseries and educational and cultural programs for the community. In addition, there will be an exhibition at the adjoining gallery, featuring artist Kiff Slemmons, titled Kiff Slemmons and Arte Papel Vista Hermosa – Joyeria y Papel: Una Colaboración, which will be on view during the symposium November 11-December 11, 2016. Kiff Slemmons will also be presenting at the symposium in person.

Workshop Fee : $100 MXN to create 5 sheets of 40 x 50 cm paper. More paper can be purchased at $25 MXN per sheet.

Contact: Aquilina Maribel Chávez  at +51 (951) 521 2394

Hours: Monday-Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm | Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm  | Sunday 12.00am-2.00pm

Capacity: 30 people

El Artesano Taller de Papel (EATP)

EATP is a paper-making studio located 10-15 minutes walking distance from Centro de las Artes in San Agustín. The studio, managed by Eric Ramírez Castellanos, offers guided tours and all-day workshops.

Workshops and Fees:

Guided tour: Have a close look at the various processes of paper making. Afterwards, create your own paper (40x50cm) and embellish it with local, and natural materials.This session takes about 50-90 minutes depending on how big the group is. Cost – $150 MXN per person

Artisanal paper and binding workshop: In this full day workshop, you get a chance to learn the traditional techniques of Oaxacan artisanal paper and practice estencilografia (stenography) with different methods of decoration. The papers created are used to prepare a bound, final work. Coffee, water, fruit and various foods (quesadillas and mamelas will be provided. Cost – $3000 MXN per person ( includes materials)

Contact: Eric Ramírez Castellanos [] | + 52 951 521 2764

Hours: 9am to 5pm

Capacity: 10-20 people


Do I need to be a registered 10iss participant to attend these workshops? No, these workshops are open to all.

Will 10iss coordinate with these studios if I am interested? Participants are  responsible for coordinating their own visits and workshops.  Please contact the studios directly if you want to sign up.

Do you take a taxi to get up to the workshop? Yes or you can walk from CASA, it is around 10-15min walk in San Agustin Etla.

Are there places to eat lunch near EATP? Yes, there are several dining places, such as Casa Maria, Aleli and some other small places.

Photo Credit: Anna Michelle Ruelas, Juo Giang

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