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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Mondays, Sep 11, 18 & 25 from 5:30-8pm ET.

REGISTRATION NOTE:  Registrations made after Friday, Sept. 1 are not guaranteed to have the kit delivered in time for the first session.

In this 3-session workshop, we’ll be creating a series of folded forms to illuminate the autumn evenings. Let’s warm up with some accordion folds, add a few twists to create tessellated cylinders, and then combine the folds to create an illuminated Book Light.

Pop-Up Lantern - By Helen Hiebert

Over three evening sessions, Helen Hiebert will lead you through constructing 3D forms that are both beautiful and functional.

Session 1: Pop-Up Lantern 

Session 2: Staining Tyvek + V-folds tessellation 

Session 3: Book Light

Helen will prepare and ship a materials kit to each participant. Please register with your preferred mailing address.

The kit is included with your tuition and will include templates and all necessary materials like Tyvek cut to size, elephant hide paper, Japanese linen paper, Hanji paper, book board, a battery-operated tea light, a Light strand, and Velcro.

Pop-Up Lantern Before and After - By Helen Hiebert

Materials & tools students will need to provide: 

Session 1:

  • Double-sided tape, glue OR eyelets + eyelet setter (to create seam) 

Session 2:

  • (For staining Tyvek) Acrylic or watercolor paint (2 colors)
  • Paper towel
  • Paint mixing tray
  • Foam brushes (2 or more) or 2 small sponges for spreading paint
  • Small container of water
  • Scrap paper: freezer paper or waxed paper work well 

Session 3:

  • PVA glue or Double-sided tape

Tools Students Need:

  • Bone folder Ruler/Straight Edge (6” or 12” metal ruler if you have it)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Pencil

Folded Paper Lanterns - By Helen Hiebert

All images copyright Helen Hiebert.

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Instructor: Helen Hiebert

Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, artists’ books and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally and online, and is the author of the several how-to books about papermaking and papercrafts, including Paper Illuminated. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends, which she writes about in her weekly blog called The Sunday Paper.