Seasonal Folding

Spiraling paper ornaments

Event Info

This one-day, online workshop takes place on Zoom on Thursday, December 8, from 6pm-9pm.

  • Thursday, December 8, from 6pm-9pm ET

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on December 1, at 11:59pm ET.

About the Workshop:

Spend a few hours with Instructor Paula Krieg creating fun folds to share with friends and family.

Participants will learn several playful techniques from a list of the Instructor’s favorites that includes the origami pocket, single cut star, six-pointed snowflake, simplest flexagon, pentagonal box, paper springs and spiraling ornament. Video tutorials will made available to for a few things which the workshop not get to cover.

Expect to have fun making something out of nothing, folding up papers that can be decorated and decorative, and celebrating the simple joys of what a piece of paper can do and the festive pleasure it can provide. This workshop is ideal for teachers and parents wanting to learn techniques they can easily teach to children.

Required Materials:

  • A pile of 24 lb letter size copy paper will be all the paper you need. If you want to go for colors, I suggests getting a pack of Astrobright Spectrum Colored Paper 24lb
  • A few paper dinner napkins
  • Your favorite decorative marking tools such as markers, colored pencils, crayons, and glitter glue.
  • Cutting tools, such as scissors, X-acto knife, or Craft Knife
  • Bone folder
  • Pen that has run out of ink (to use for scoring)
  • Adhesives, such as PVA, glue stick, or double-sided tape
  • Self-healing mat
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Access to a printer for printing out PDFs

About Paula Krieg

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 books, Paper Illuminated and The Art of Paper Craft, 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.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on December 1 at 11:59pm.

All workshops at CBA are subject to our cancellation policies.

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