Paper to Go: Unusual Envelopes, Online Workshop with Paula Krieg

Teachers are encouraged to join this Professional Development workshop that explores the exchange of paper, spatial thinking and geometry.

In this two-hour class for grade school teachers, participants will learn different ways to turn a note written on paper into its own unusual origami envelope. This activity will transform the written note into a special object while supporting spatial relationship thinking and geometry. The instructor will demonstrate three page-to-envelope structures, and will discuss the symmetry and geometry of the envelopes’ constructions.

This course is best suited for teachers of students in grades 4 through 12.

Students should have the following materials:

– standard size copy paper and notebook paper

– scissors (optional)

About the Instructor:

Thirty years collaborating with teachers to create projects for the classroom, 2019 and 2020 exhibited math/art work in Bridges Math/Art exhibition, taught workshops at CBA, Museum of Mathematics, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donne. Has presented at various conferences, including MOVES 2019, Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami. Coauthored Scholastic’s 25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities; work has been featured in Helen Hiebert’s book, Paper Illuminated, Lark’s Making Books and Journals, and Diane Maurer-Mathison’s book, The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

About the Center for Book Arts:

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.