Dovetail Card, With Surprise Inside (Summer 2021 Afternoon Session)

Dovetail Card with Surprise Inside
Paula Krieg
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Thurs, Aug 19th 1:00–3:00pm ET

This is the fourth part of an afternoon series of standalone classes to be held virtually throughout the summer.

Each class will begin with instruction of how to create something artist Paula Krieg has been enchanted by. Students will make their own version of what was taught. In this session, students will make a dovetail card. Carpenters aren’t the only ones who use dovetails to create attachments. This structure will introduce dovetail hinging with paper– a no glue, no folding method of creating attachments, which is applicable across a wide range of projects.  The design of this particular card builds-in a delightful mechanism that opens like a lens for a sweet reveal.

Required Materials

  • 2 printed PDFs on Cover Weight paper (67lb) and/or Etsy Dovetail Card packet (Etsy link to be provided)
  • Cutting tools, including X-acto knife or comparable Craft Knife
  • Materials for embellishment, such as markers, cut paper, glue, paper punches, thread

About the Instructor

Paula Krieg has spent thirty years collaborating with teachers to create projects for the classroom. In 2019-2020, she exhibited math/artwork in the Bridges Math/Art exhibition. Paula has taught workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Museum of Mathematics, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donne. She has presented at various conferences, including MOVES 2019: Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami. Paula coauthored Scholastic’s 25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities alongside Jean Mumper and Kathy Pike. Her work has been featured in Helen Hiebert’s book, Paper Illuminated, Lark Books’s Making Books and Journals, and Diane Mauer-Mathison’s The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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