Explore the art of transforming paper into captivating sculptures. Join us to learn new techniques, create stunning collages, and craft intricate paper sculptures from the comfort of your home.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday, Oct 14 from 1-4pm ET.

Collage, from the French coller meaning “to glue” or “to stick together” is a simple and effective art technique used through the ages to assemble disparate parts to create a new form.

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 3 - by Joelle Webber

We will begin the class by discussing the importance of basic concepts, like the grain of materials and measuring from the reality. Then move to creating your paper sculpting examples. A visual vocabulary of techniques that you can use during class, and keep for future inspiration.

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 4 - by Joelle Webber

For most of the class, we will each focus on creating our own collages. As we work, we will discuss the pros and cons of different types of adhesives in certain situations. We will also learn together by discussing material and design difficulties that we face. Come with your past collaging challenges and questions as well, and we will brainstorm solutions to enhance our creativity and skills.

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 8 - by Joelle Webber

Materials Needed

Students should bring one or more images and/or text for their collage inspiration, a frame with a book board insert to match, and various decorative papers and/or found objects for their collage. Also, bring your favorite glue. If you would like to explore the different glues that we will discuss in class, please collect double-sided archival tape, PVA glue, and wheat paste. 

As well, you will need less precious paper of medium weight 8.5 x 11 size or smaller is fine to create your paper sculpting technique cards.

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop - by Joelle Webber

Tools Needed

  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Bone folder
  • A snap-blade knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • A round dowel-like tool
  • Glue brush
  • Waste sheets
  • Wax paper

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 2 - by Joelle Webber

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 7 - by Joelle Webber

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 6 - by Joelle Webber

Paper Sculpting - Collaged Paper workshop 5 - by Joelle Webber

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Instructor: Joelle Webber

Joelle Webber has been making books & boxes for 40 years. At Mermaid Bindery, on Westport Island, she offers original artist books, binding services for fellow creators, handmade crafts in her roadside shed, and workshops for several communities.