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Introduction to Paper Mache

with Robert Mahar

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About The Class

how to make paper mache.

You can create an impressive array of projects using the same basic paper mache techniques that have been used through the ages. Robert Mahar will show you how to get started in Introduction to Paper Mache.

Robert has taught hundreds of do-it-yourself projects and in this class he’ll give you a complete introduction to creating beautiful paper mache projects.

There are two primary paper mache techniques: pulp and strip – Robert will teach you both. You’ll learn:

  • The pulp method of paper mache to create simple decorative objects
  • How to build a maquette and how to mix and apply the paper mache
  • Finishing techniques including painting and waxing
  • How to create a decorative pendant light using the strip method

Robert will show you how transform simple materials into complex (and functional) works of art in Introduction to Paper Mache.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Paper Mache Fruit: Pulp Method

  2. 02

    Paper Mache: Creating & Waxing Leaves

  3. 03

    Paper Mache Fruit: Finishing

  4. 04

    Intro to Paper Mache: Strip Method

    Revisit the fun paper mache method that many of us learned in elementary school.

  5. 05

    Making a Paper Mache Pendant Light

  6. 06

    Finishing the Pendant Light


Meet Your Expert

Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar is a designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his CreativeLive and YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  ... read more

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  • user-2d17c2

    August 2019

    Must say that this was a very interesting class, well-structured, clear, real-time for much of it, and oddly soothing. Good voice from the instructor, good-humored class, and information that's transferrable to all sorts of fun projects. Don't stop once you've got the hang of it - can't wait to see what I'll make next. Recommended.

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