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Illuminating Workshop

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104 United States (map)


2-Day Workshop by Helen Hiebert
Level: All

Member Fee: $150
Non-Member Fee: $225
Materials Fee: $25

Friday, November 4, 2016
7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla map

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Turn flat sheets of paper into sculptural forms—the possibilities are endless! Participants will create a sampling of objects that expand and collapse, open and close, fold and unfold. Come explore the creation of multi-paneled structures that can turn into books, tubes, tunnels, lanterns and more. In this workshop, participants will explore various ways to weave papers; they will turn envelopes into works that convert into wall or window hangings, books, or lanterns with an adaptation of the piano hinge binding; and they will embed wire between sheets of paper to produce lamps or sculptures.

Helen Hiebert is the author of five how-to books about paper: Playing With Pop-Ups, Playing With Paper, Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated. Helen has appeared on Sesame Street, has produced two films, and writes a weekly blog about all things paper. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally, often involving the community in her installation projects, such as her Mother Tree Project. Helen is the vice president of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking newsletter. She lives and works near Vail, Colorado.

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