I learnt cartonnage while living in Brussels, Belgium, completing a 40-lesson diploma course in 2014-2017. I have previous experience teaching Japanese and maths in New Zealand, and English and maths in Japan.
While living in Japan in 2006-09, I learnt contemporary doll-making, using clay papier-mache, and have since occasionally taught doll-making in a private capacity.
What I especially enjoy about cartonnage is the ability to create something both practical and artistic in a single sitting - which can either make a special gift, or something to brighten up the home or work-place.
Once you have the basic box construction skills down pat, you can let your artistic flair show through the choice and application of the fabric.