Three Simple Cut and Fold Books Class
Friday, October 19, 1:00-3:00PM
Instructor: Mia Semingson
How many different types of books can you make from a single sheet of paper by simply cutting and folding? It turns out quite a few! Mia Semingson, co-owner of Two Hands Paperie, has selected three variations that can be made in a snap. Some of the structures have funny names: Ox Plow, Pants, X, and Snake, for example. The beauty of these little books is that they’re simple to make, the paper (an 8-1/2 x 11-inch rectangle) is readily available, there’s no gluing or sewing, and a multi-page narrative is easily blocked out on a computer to add text. We like the fun little twist that Mia adds to the books. She likes to randomly place several objects on the plate of a photocopier and print an image on one side of a sheet of paper. There’s no predicting exactly how the image will appear when folded. In addition, it’s easy to add complexity and sophistication to these simple books by cutting out windows and folding pockets. Because so little time is required to make the structure, you can concentrate more on decorating the pages or creating the text. Once you get started, it’s a little hard to stop!
Optional: favorite pair of sharp scissors
Optional: make copies of objects and images on a photocopier. Even more fun if double-sided!
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.
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