Pakohe Workshops

We are exceptionally proud to be able to offer a variety of different workshops throughout the year. Each workshop will be held in our newly refurbished studio based on the Tupoho Community Complex, Liverpool Street, Whanganui (formerly J Block). Most workshops are run on the weekends however we can cater for longer workshops during the school holidays and Wednesday and Thursday could be made available for Professional Development workshops click here for details. Enquiries welcome.

Harakeke Papermaking Workshops

Our two-day papermaking workshops are an exploration of the techniques used in the preparation and processing of Harakeke (flax) to make paper. Participants will learn how to conserve the 'pa harakeke' flax stand and harvest the flax in a way that will ensure the sustainable future of this treasured resource. You will learn the terms used when making paper and go right through the process from cutting the flax to forming your own sheets of paper. Bring a waterproof apron and gumboots and expect to get wet!

Click here for more details and our registration forms. Limited to 8 participants.

Letterpress & Typography Workshops

We cater for all levels of Letterpress experience from beginners to the skilled printer. Bring your own text i.e. poem, short story, prose etc. and be prepared to enter the wonderful world of letterpress.

Our Letterpress Workshop has wooden type, metal type and Ludlow cast type available to meet your design needs. You will be able to hand set and print an edition of 10 of your own poems, short stories or prose on locally made harakeke (flax) paper.

Click here for more details and our registration forms. Limited to 8 people. First in first served.

Printmaking Workshops

If you are new to Printmaking or looking to learn additional techniques you’ve come to the right place. Let Marty and our guest artists take your Printmaking to the next level! We offer a variety of workshops including techniques in woodcuts, etchings and lasercut prints.

Participants will need to bring a suitable image for printing, personal drawing materials, drawing books and laptop (optional) (wifi available). Pakohe Print will provide all other materials needed to participate fully in the workshop.

Click here for more details and our registration forms. Limited to 15 participants.

Click here for more details and our registration forms. Limited to 8 people. First in first served.

Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops are our speciality. You nominate the topic and we can give your staff and management a fabulous day of team bonding and fun as they gain new knowledge and skills.

We have a variety of workshops for you to choose from including Karakia & Whakawhanaungatanga, Karakia and stress management, Karakia and personal growth from a maori perspective. We also have Harakeke Papermaking, Printmaking, Letterpress and Typography or Bookbinding and Boxmaking Workshops available as well.

Click here for more details and our registration forms. Limited to 12 participants.

Papermaking Workshop
Cutting Flax
Cut Flax
Flax chopped into small pieces
Boiled Flax
Boiled Flax
Hollander Beater
Paper Forming
Paper Forming
Flax (Harakeke) paper drying
Flax (Harakeke) paper
Flax (Harakeke) paper