Julia Davey

Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood


Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood
Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood

Julia Davey

Paper Bird Workshop with Zack from Paper & Wood


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Saturday 21st September 11am-5pm

In this 5 and a half hour class Zack Mclaughlin of Paper & Wood will teach you many techniques in working with paper to create lifelike feathers and ultimately a paper bird of your own.

When you arrive you will each receive a bird kit of your very own worth £45, choose from either a hummingbird or a mini barn owl, as pictured, I will email you once booked to ask which kit you would like on the day.

Included in the kit is: instructions, templates, coloured paper, tracing paper, glue, craft wire and a plastic resin body with wire feet and hoop for hanging.

There will be scissors and scalpels here but if you have a favourite pair of scissors then please bring them along, comfort is everything when you'll be cutting all day!

  • Zack will start the session with an introduction to what he does and go through the processes he uses to create his paper bird sculptures.
  • Starting with a study and drawings he will go on to how you will create each feather for your bird with nothing more than a pair of scissors - from the large Primary flight feathers right down to the smallest fluffy plumage.
  • Five and a half hours won't be long enough to complete your paper bird but you will learn all you need to be able to finish off the last bits on your own and then go on to make many more.
  • You don't need to bring anything along, but if you have scissors and paper you would like to use then please feel free to bring them. 

    This workshop runs with a maximum number of 6 students. Please do feel free to bring a packed lunch due to the length of the workshop. There are two local deli's on our high street that offer take away if you would prefer to pop out and purchase food.

    Please note that places on our workshops are non-refundable but are transferrable to a friend. We will post a voucher (as pictured) to you when you purchase so you can give as a gift or buy the place for yourself.

    IMPORTANT - Please enter code 'WORKSHOP' at the checkout to ensure you avoid any shipping costs when booking online.

    Zack started making his paper and wood birds after experimenting with his own Children's book in which a little boy makes a bird lantern out of old book pages and willow sticks. After struggling to envisage what it would look like He went about making his own as a prop to draw from, this sparked something and after much playing and experimenting Zack made more and more detailed birds over the years, detail is his obsession.

    Each bird takes anything from 30 - 120 hours to create, Zack takes great pleasure in creating each bird as realistically as he can, from the first drawings to the last stroke of paint every little feather is lovingly crafted. You can find out more about Paper and Wood here.




    Please note that we generally suggest using our UPS delivery option if you want to track your order. We automatically post via Royal Mail first class and therefore CANNOT guarantee delivery times or track after dispatch. In addition, if you leave a note for us to state a 'safe place' we are in no way responsible for post men/ladies leaving it in the wrong place or for any lost parcels.


    Delivery charges are calculated at the checkout based on the weight of your order.

    UK Mainland - Delivery time 2 - 5 working days


    Delivery is calculated by weight at checkout and all orders below £40 will automatically be sent via Royal Mail Second class.

    Option of choosing UPS 24 Hour Service (UK only)  = £7.50

    Option of choosing Rolled Gift Wrap = £6.00

    FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £40 (order will be sent via Roayl Mail First class delivery or UPS dependent on weight.)


    EU countries - Delivery time 5 - 10 working days.

    USA and Canada - Delivery time 5 - 14 working days.


    Where order value is between £0.01 - £19.00 = £15.00


    Where order value is above £19.01 = £20.00



    Because we make our products in the UK in small batches we cannot guarantee to permanently carry all the items in stock. If an item is out of stock, we will quickly advise you of an anticipated delivery date and offer customers the option of a refund. We try and ship all non-personalised items within 3 days. For most packages we are using Royal Mail second class service as our standard delivery option. However, during busier periods we do send first class in order to meet our delivery timings specified above.


    - If you are not in for delivery, a card will be left with details so that you can arrange a collection/redelivery.

    - If this happens and your item is not collected from the postal/courier depot – or if redelivery is not arranged with the carrier – causing it to be returned to us, we will need to charge you to ship it again.

    - We will not be held liable for any loss caused by late delivery so do let us know if you need your order by a certain date. Please contact mail@juliadavey.com as soon as possible if your item does not arrive when expected.

    Although we hope that you are delighted with your order, we understand that sometimes you may wish to return some items. Please contact us at mail@juliadavey.com within 30 days of receipt. We will gladly offer you an exchange, refund or credit note as long as the goods are intact.

    Exchange only: Once you have alerted us of your return please wrap the items very securely and use insured registered delivery, keeping the receipt in case of any loss or damage in transit. We cannot accept liability for goods lost or damaged during return to us. If the product has not been returned to us in fully saleable condition, we reserve the right to refuse a refund on the item.