Pleating and Other Dynamic Folds (Evening Session)

Event Info

This three-day, virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Mondays, October 17—November 7, from 6:00 pm—8:30 pm.

  • Monday, October 17, 6:00pm—8:30pm
  • Monday, October 24, 6:00pm—8:30pm
  • Monday, November 7, 6:00pm—8:30pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on October 9, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Paula Beardell Krieg. 

Learning to fold paper in dynamic and sculptural ways is worth a lifetime of study. In three sessions you will be introduced to ways understanding the how diagonal folds work with horizontal and vertical folds to make simple but complex-looking forms. As this is such a short course to such a vast area of study, emphasis will be on understanding the foundational shapes within folding, deciphering folding patterns and manipulating them to form personalized variations. Ample time will be given to discussing paper choices, tools, and ample resources to further your study once some of the basic methods of working have been illuminated.

The goal of this workshop is to reveal sculptural possibilities embedded in paper to develop a degree of fluency in understanding how to find a common ground between the nature of paper and your own message. While we will be going over basic methods in class, adding in color, pattern, and collage will be encouraged.


Required Materials:

Required Materials:

  • Selection of medium weight papers (Paper packs are available for purchase from the instructor. Other good paper options include 24lb copy paper, Elephant Hide Paper 110 gsm, Stardream paper 81lb text weight, tant origami paper. good quality holiday wrapping paper)
  • Scissors, X-acto knife, or Craft Knife
  • Bone folder
  • Ball point pen that has run out of ink
  • Adhesives, such as PVA, glue stick, or double-sided tape
  • Self-healing mat
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Access to a printer may be helpful, but not required
  • There is an optional materials kit available for purchase at this link.

About Paula Krieg

Paula Beardell Krieg (she/her) has been a paper enthusiast for as long as she can remember, taking particular delight in 3D paper transformations.

For thirty years she collaborated with teachers to design projects for the classroom, pioneering methods of accessible ways to teach book arts. Since 2009 she has been writing about playful bookbinding and paper works on her Bookzoompa blog. Krieg regularly shows work in Bridges Math/Art exhibitions.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on October 9 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you if you are selected to receive a scholarship before the start date of the class.

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