Small Paper Crafts (Introduction to Intermediate Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Small Paper Crafts (Introduction to Intermediate Level)

Small Paper Crafts (Introduction to Intermediate Level)
Date: October 3 – November 28, 2023 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Instructor: Liam Ross
Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members)

Learn a variety of small-scale paper craft techniques to bring a handmade touch to the holiday season! These introductory projects will empower you to create your own cards with bespoke lined envelopes, miniature giftable works of art through monoprint and intaglio, and unique wrapping paper using hand-carved rubber stamps. Maximum students 8
(No class on October 31) Materials fee not included

Week 1: Discussion: Paper Marbling Tools and Techniques
Suminagashi Paper Marbling
Explore: Experimental Techniques

Week 2: Discussion: Monoprinting Tools and Techniques
Small Monoprints

Week 3: Discussion: Intaglio Tools and Techniques
Small Intaglio Prints

Week 4: Discussion: Relief Printing Tools and Techniques
Stamp Making and Small Relief Prints

Week 5: Discussion: How to Create Tileable Patterns
Carving Designs and Printing Wrapping Paper

Week 6: Discussion: Multimedia Compositions
Discussion: Lined Envelopes Tools and Techniques
Gift Cards and Envelopes

Week 7: Discussion: One-on-One and Group Discussions
Self-Directed Studio Work

Week 8: Discussion: One-on-One and Group Discussions
Self-Directed Studio Work 

Liam Ross is a Canadian settler artist and teacher who works with paper-related art/craft processes and foraged art materials. His practice is informed by the legacies of life, work, and activism in Mi’kma’ki and the relationship formed here between the sea, the land, and the people.

Liam has worked throughout the region to develop and deliver arts-focused programming, aiming to connect communities and schools to new creative practices. In 2020, he was selected to take part in the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program, and in 2021 he was the assistant curator for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia permanent exhibition TYRANNY. In 2022, he joined NSCAD University as an instructor in the Extended Studies Program to bring accessible art and craft education to the local community.

He is currently based on Unama’ki/Cape Breton Island. You can find his work on Instagram under the handle @bigturtlemoon.

Advance registration for members begins August 21

General registration for non-members begins September 11

For more information on this program or to register, email