Paper & Wood Bird Making

Paper & Wood Bird Making

Learn to create beautiful Paper & Wood birds in this half-day creative course.


One of our favourite workshops is run by Zack Mclaughlin. In fact you can always spot an Indytute hot-desk by looking out for small wire birds that perch jauntily by the laptops. It is our equivalent of a pot plant. So we are very excited to announce the new half-day paper and wood bird course where you will make a Barn Owl or Hummingbird.


In this class Zack will be teaching the many techniques you need to work with the paper, (such as how to style lifelike feathers) before ultimately making a paper and wood bird of your own. On arrival you will receive a bird ‘starter’ kit - choose either a hummingbird or a mini barn owl. All tools will be provided. Zack will start the day with a tour of his workshop, showing what he is currently working on, and his process, from the study of birds through to the detailed drawings before he creates the final sculptures.

This really is a class from the master. His birds flit through houses across the world, so if you want insight into the world of paper sculpture, this is a stellar workshop, and of course, you have a bird on a wire to remind you of a very unusual and creative day.


This is an adult class, open to those over 16. All materials you need will be provided. Workshops take place in Limehouse once a month (on a Saturday) and are 5 and a half hours long. Light refreshments and snacks are also provided. There will be a maximum of eight people in the class.


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