Folding Techniques in Handmade Paper
April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$269.00
A 3-Week In-Studio Workshop!
Sundays, April 9, 16, and 23, 1pm-4pm
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About this Workshop:
Are you interested in taking paper from flat to full? Do you have a stash of handmade paper leftover from previous classes and you’re looking for something usual to do with it?
In this workshop, students will explore folding polyhedral solids out of handmade paper, and then learn ways to use those forms in the creation of a mobile or an installation. In the first session, students will learn the basics techniques of folding, scoring, and cutting using their own handmade papers and/or some provided by Pyramid. In the second session, students will have the opportunity to create their own handmade paper that is ideal for this type of art form. We will wrap it up in the last session by using both types of paper in creating large modular works of art.
Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary
Registration closes March 30, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration, though a small list of additional items needed will be sent with your confirmation.
Sample images by Tatiana Nelson-Joseph
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Registration includes a $32 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including pulp, pellon, glue, and paper. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
- X-acto knife (with extra blades) OR a Utility knife (example)
- Blue painters tape
- (optional) Any personal tools you prefer to use: Scissors, Metal ruler, Compass, Bone Folder, Awl or alternative scoring tool (eg., dull x-acto blade)
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
“It was great to see the paper come together in 3 dimensions.”
—Workshop Attendee, Spring 2022