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Make+Take: Fishbone and Tree Folds, April 2023

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Let’s Make+Take!

Thursday, April 20, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

To celebrate Earth Day, come learn the Fishbone and Tree folds. These single-sheet, folded-paper structures are inspired by natural forms and hold many possibilities for bookmaking. Students will create two variations and then attach them together within a cover.

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes April 12, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample images by Nathalie Ryan


Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron
  • Notepad and pencil for taking any notes


Nathalie A. Ryan is an educator, artist, writer, and musician, enjoying life in DC by wandering, wondering, and experimenting. Since 2002, she has led public programs at the National Gallery of Art and facilitated Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators at Harvard Project Zero. A certified mindfulness meditation facilitator and advocate for the role of the arts in nurturing cognitive, social-emotional, and ethical dispositions, Nathalie believes in the power of the arts to help people slow down, notice the world around them in new ways, spark curiosity, and deepen connection with oneself and others.

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