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Fabulous Folds Online

March 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An Online Workshop!

Wednesday, March 23, 6-9pm ET via Zoom

About this Workshop:

Are you interested in taking paper from flat to full? In this 3-hour online intensive, you will learn best practices in cutting techniques, explore folded forms, and how to use premade stencils to cut patterns out of cardstock or your own handmade paper. Templates and paper will be mailed ahead of the workshop, and students are welcome to try other types of paper to experiment with. The instructor will also discuss laminating methods using fabric and Tyvek in combination with paper. 

Level: All levels welcome – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes March 10, 2022 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials and for kits to arrive via mail. With your registration you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links if applicable) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

Sample image by Tatiana Nelson-Joseph


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


Registration includes a $10 materials fee to cover the class materials kit, which includes the templates and paper, as well as postage. In addition to the mailed kit, students will need to gather/purchase supplemental tools and supplies for class. The list includes:

  • Bone folder (substitute: smooth edge of a butter knife)
  • Xacto knife
  • Self-healing mat
  • A pair of scissors
  • White glue or PVA
  • A glue brush or acrylic paintbrush 
  • A metal ruler, at least 12″ long
  • Scoring tool (alternatively an awl or a dull x-acto blade)
  • Pencil
  • (optional) Paper from your own stash — thick and/or handmade


Since childhood Tatiana Nelson-Joseph has been interested in art.  She studied Business at GWU, but a chance year off to attend FIT exposed her to hand-making patterns for handbags and shoes. Out of this experience, she started creating sculptures primarily out of paper, in which she is primarily self-taught. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Howard University and has taught art in Middle School, High School and at the College level.

Inspired by geometry and nature, Tatiana is motivated to explore forms in folded paper as well as in other materials.  Her artistic style is informed by a modern geometric aesthetic and undulating natural forms.  You can find more of her work online: @liquidspades.art, www.saatchiart.com/tatiana.nelsonjoseph.

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