Classes and Studio

Paper Illuminated : Creating Innovative Structures that Capture Light
Offered through the Women’s Studio Workshop
Dates: Aug 20 –#150; Aug 22, Friday – Sunday from 10:00-4:00pm
Fee: $400; studio fee: $35
To register: Women’s Studio Workshop; — 845-658-9133 — for dates and fees.
www.wsw.org
In this workshop, participants will create a variety of paper lamps and lanterns. WeÕll start with simple paper-folding, advance to paper panels which cover traditional wire lampshade frames, and proceed to more complex structures involving armatures of balsa wood, reed and other natural materials. WeÕll make votive covers, shadow lanterns, Chochin (collapsible Japanese-style paper lanterns) and more. Structures will range from traditional forms to organic shapes — each participant will create a set of unique objects. We’ll talk about various natural and electric options for working with paper and light and look at other illuminated paper projects, such as screens and window treatments.
Paper Illuminated: Creating Innovative Structures that Capture Light
Offered through the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Dates: August 28 – 30, Saturday – Monday 10:00 a.m.-4:00pm
Fee: $145; studio fee: $35
To register: (541) 994-5485
www.sitkacenter.org
In this workshop, we will create a variety of paper structures which lend themselves to lighting, and weÕll experiment with ways to enhance papers for illumination, such as layering, piercing and weaving. WeÕll start with simple paper-folding and advance to more complex structures involving armatures of balsa wood, reed and other natural materials. Structures will range from traditional forms to organic shapes — each participant will create a set of unique objects. We’ll talk about various natural and electric options for working with paper and light and look at a range of illuminated paper objects, such as lamps, lanterns, screens and window hangings.
Introduction to Hand Papermaking
Offered through the Oregon College of Art & Craft
Dates: Sept 15 – Nov 17, Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $340; studio fee: $50
To register: Oregon College of Art & Craft — 503-297-5544 — for dates and fees.
www.ocac.edu
Explore handmade paper as a surface for printmaking and bookbinding. Experiment with a variety of techniques, including watermarking, laminating, embedding, coloring, surface treatments, plant fibers and working three-dimensionally with paper pulp.
Lamps and Lanterns II: More Shades and Screens to Illuminate Papers
Offered through the Oregon College of Art & Craft
Dates: Nov 13 – Nov 14, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-4:00pm
Fee: $140; studio fee: $35
To register: Oregon College of Art & Craft — 503-297-5544 — for dates and fees.
www.ocac.edu
In this workshop, weÕll explore structures that can be hung, sit on a tabletop or set atop a lamp that needs a new shade! Learn how to weave paper and turn it into a votive cover; take a top and bottom ring and create a traditional cylindrical or cone-shaped lampshade; insert dowels or wire into paper slits to create paper shades or window hangings; explore alteratives to techniques used in making Japanese collapsible lanterns; and more! .
Lamps & Lanterns : Creating Innovative Structures that Capture Light
Offered through Shakerag workshops at St. Andrew’s Sewanee, Tennessee
Dates: June 19 -24, Sunday through Friday
To register: Shakerag Workshops — 931-968-0210 ext 3165 — for dates and fees.
info@shakerag.org
In this workshop, participants will create a sampling of lamps, lanterns, screens and other structures that lend themselves to illuminating paper. WeÕll utilize hand papermaking techniques, such as embedding wire and string to create structure within sheets of paper; designing watermarks which appear when illuminated; and creating shaped papers to fit certain lamp forms. We’ll also use techniques which lend themselves to working with pre-made sheets of paper, (either handmade or purchased). WeÕll start with a few traditional structures, such as a wire framed lamp, and then weÕll proceed to more complex structures including: a shadow lantern, composed of lightweight wooden panels which can be assembled as a lantern or screen featuring cut-outs that cast shadows onto a second layer of paper; a Chochin lantern, a collapsible Japanese-style paper lantern; and small Japanese-style lattice-work shoji screens. We’ll talk about various natural and electric options for working with paper and light. Participants will have time to work on projects with the group as well as on their own creations.