Paper Balloons, Tubes & Vessels

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February 6th, 2015 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Helen Hiebert
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: February 6th, 2015 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: February 7th, 2015 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

In this workshop, we’ll explore various ways to weave papers; we’ll turn envelopes into works that convert into wall or window hangings, books or lanterns with an adaptation of the piano hinge binding; and we’ll embed wire between sheets of paper to produce lamps or sculptures.  

Materials to Bring: 

1. Assorted decorative papers that fold easily and look good when illuminated or held up to the light (thai unryu is a good choice that is widely available and inexpensive)

2. 1/8” – ¼” children’s or artist’s paintbrush for gluing

3. 2” brush for gluing (cheap hardware store variety

4. sharp pencils

5. scissors

6. xacto knife that uses #11 blades + extra blades (or other type of x-acto that you are comfortable using)

7. cutting mat (at least approx. 12” x 18”)

8. small notebook to take notes

9. Needle nosed pliers

10. Any other favorite bookbinding or papermaking tools

Workshop Fee: $350

Date & Time: Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7, 2014 :: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

About the Instructor | Helen Hiebert

Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making and exhibits her work internationally. She is author of the books Papermaking with PlantsThe Papermaker's CompanionPaper IlluminatedPlaying With Paper, and Playing With Pop-Ups. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends, which she writes about in her weekly blog post called The Sunday Paper. Helen’s most recent installation, called The Wish, is a giant dandelion sculpture at Anythink Huron Street Library in Thornton. She holds an annual paper retreat in her Red Cliff studio each September.