Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 25, 2023
Workshop Fee: $395 (Includes materials kit)
Workshop Duration: 3 Monday evenings (5:30-8pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 10
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.
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.
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.
Materials & tools students will need to provide:
- Double-sided tape, glue OR eyelets + eyelet setter (to create seam)
- (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
- PVA glue or Double-sided tape
Tools Students Need:
- Bone folder Ruler/Straight Edge (6” or 12” metal ruler if you have it)
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
All images copyright Helen Hiebert.
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.