Paper Botanicals – Icelandic Poppies
Sunday, October 13th, 11:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Stephanie Redlinger
Few flowers offer the aesthetic power and universal appeal of the poppy. Vibrant yet delicate, wiry yet tough – their visual dichotomy captivates the eye of the beholder. Botanical artist Stephanie Redlinger remarks that poppies are the most popular of all the paper flowers she creates. In this class she focuses specifically on Icelandic Poppies, which are a distinct group with delicate blooms in sherbet colors of white, yellow, orange, coral, and pink. You’ll learn several different techniques as you create your own flowers from specialty crepe paper: how to mimic the luscious folds and wrinkles of the delicate poppy petals, how to recreate the look of pollen-heavy stamens, and how to form the center with its distinctive star-shaped top. Stephanie provides templates and instruction on doing it all. You’ll have time to make one to two blooms in class. Make more at home for a bouquet to brighten even the darkest corner of your home!
Please bring the following optional materials to class:
- favorite pair of sharp scissors for both large and fine cutting
- snacks & water bottle
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.
Stephanie Redlinger has been an artist for as long as she can remember, but her very first paper flowers were her wedding bouquet and her husband's boutonniere for their small City Hall wedding in San Francisco. She didn’t “dive into the deep end” of paper flowers, though, until after a 2017 workshop with botanical artist Tiffanie Turner. Following that class she was all in. She now focuses on botanical art, working primarily with paper but adding in other media here and there as needed. Stephanie does copious amounts of research on her subjects both before and during the making process. She prefers studying live plants and flowers but also searches for images online and combs through books and magazines. Discover more of her work on Instagram @theflorasmith.
While working on her degree in Studio Art and Graphic Design, she became interested in the intersection where Fine Art, Graphic Art, and Craft meet. The interplay between the three continues to inspire both her art and her personal interests. A deep appreciation of the botanical world is now part of the mix. When not making paper plants and flowers, Stephanie can be found working outside in her Boulder garden, joining her husband in chasing their two young kids and dog around the house, or reading a good SciFi book.