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Practical Origami

Location: Boston
$220 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $175)
November 3, 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm - PDPs: 7

Part of Book Arts & Artists Books: A Workshop Series

Participants will learn to transform simple sheets of paper into a variety of books, envelopes, folders, boxes and other useful objects through the art of paperfolding. Using a simple set of tools, we will manipulate paper (with the occasional cut & and rarely adhesive) into elegantly simple and dynamically functional objects. Participants will have the opportunity to work with many different papers as well as less conventional materials such as Tyvek®.

Required tools:

  • bone folder
  • Olfa break-off knife or a sharp X-acto knife
  • 12" steel ruler
  • 12 x 18" self-healing cutting mat
  • pencil

Bill Hanscom: Bill Hanscom is a conservation technician at the Weissman Preservation Center, where he treats a broad range of special collections materials for Harvard Library. He is a graduate of the Book Arts/Printmaking MFA program at The University of the Arts, and an adjunct instructor in Book Arts at Montserrat College of Art.

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