Paper Unbound: Intro to Paper Structures (Evening Sessions)

paper pleating
Paula Krieg
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This online class will take place via Zoom on:

  • Wed, January 12 6–8pm ET
  • Wed, January 19 6–8pm ET
  • Wed, January 26 6–8pm ET
  • Wed, February 2 6–8pm ET
  • Wed, February 9 6–8pm ET

This workshop is also offered as a series of afternoon sessions on the same dates. Learn More–>

About the Workshop

Longtime CBA Instructor and master paper artist Paula Krieg teaches this introductory five-week virtual workshop on paper structures. Learning to engineer paper offers endless excitement and many surprises! Krieg will cover several delightful paper structures including pleated and dynamic as well as unusual edge-release folded cards and beautifully made solids. Students will also gain an understanding of paper characteristics and gluing and attachment methods. Plus, Krieg will share resources so that participants can continue to learn and pursue their own projects after the workshop ends!

Required Materials

  • It is highly recommended that participants purchase Instructor Paula Krieg’s $30 pre-packaged paper kit on Etsy. If you do not purchase the kit, be sure to have 10 sheets of medium-weight paper on hand.
  • Cutting tools, such as scissors, X-acto knife, or Craft Knife
  • Bone folder
  • 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
  • Instructor Paula Krieg will be in touch to let participants know of any additional materials to have ready for the first class

About the Instructor

Paula 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.

She 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.

Her work has been featured in Jean-Charles Trebbi’s L’art du Livre Origami, 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.

Krieg coauthored Scholastic’s 25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities alongside Jean Mumper and Kathy Pike.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up! Registration for this class closes on January 11, 2022.

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