Paper Curls – Big and Bold Decorations Class
Friday, October 5, 1:00-3:00PM
Instructor: Mia Semingson
October marks the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Two Hands Paperie. That’s right – a quarter of a century! Such a big milestone puts us in a celebratory mood, so we’re kicking off the month with a workshop on creating big and bold decorations. The technique is quilling, a filigree art in which paper strips are rolled, twisted, pinched, and otherwise manipulated, then glued together to create decorative designs. The basic building block is a simple paper curl. With some strategic shaping, the curl is transformed into different shapes, such as a teardrop coil, a heart, an oval, a triangle, beautiful scrolls, and more. We counted seventeen different shapes in one picture on quilling. The new twist on this old school art is making it BIG! It’s quick work to create lots of designs from the festive paper that’s provided. Fill your house for the holidays with decorations that make a statement!
We’ll be using colorful upcycled paper strips, some with a sparkled finish, that are donated from our NEW sister company Make My Notebook.
- Stapler and staples
- Optional: apron
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.