Origami Gift Boxes Class
Friday, October 12, 1:00-3:00PM
Instructor: Mia Semingson
There are a staggering number of boxes that can be made using origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. The boxes come in different shapes: triangles, pentagons, stars, and the more familiar squares and rectangles. They come in different styles: with or without lids, with dividers, hinged, and folding. And some, like the rose, the heart, or the robin, are beautiful little paper sculptures. To give you a glimpse into this wonderful world, Mia Semingson, co-owner of Two Hands Paperie, has selected two examples as starter projects. She’ll teach the basic origami folds and provide suggestions on what types of paper work best. One of the reasons to craft your own box (besides the satisfaction of making something with your own two hands!) is that it can be sized to fit the gift. It’s also easy to change the character of the box by combining different colored papers or using ones with patterns. The result is a unique, personalized container for your gift. Even the humblest of gifts can be transformed into something extraordinary by the manner of the presentation!
Optional: favorite pair of sharp scissors
Optional: bone folder
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Mia Semingson received her MFA in photography and electronic media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and France as well as nationally. Mia taught photography, book arts, and video production at the University of Colorado at Boulder for eleven years. She and her husband Gerald Trainor have owned Two Hands Paperie since January 2010, where their goal is to foster a community of creative people and support local artists and small cooperatives. Mia loves teaching and, in addition to her workshops at the store, has taught at the Makerie and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.