Acorn Box NEW! In-Store Class Oct 2
Acorn Box NEW! In-Store Class
Sunday, October 2, 11:30am-4:30pm
Instructor: Caron Dunn
Limit: 6 students
We love surprises, and this charming acorn with a leaf curling around it is a delightful one! Caron Dunn, a California-based artist who calls herself the “Little Factory of One”, has used German crepe paper and a bit of glue to transform a round, papier mache box into an acorn. Opening it reveals a coppery compartment that’s perfect for hiding a small gift or special memento. Caron shows you how to prepare the little box and mold the bottom into a point like acorn. She also has a clever trick for creating the nubby cap. While shaping the ball-shaped box, you’ll learn useful techniques that can carry over to other projects.
Caron’s class is a great introduction to working with German Crepe paper. It’s much stronger than the ordinary type of crepe paper, and can be twisted, curled, colored, wet, wrung out, and generally manipulated in ways not possible with the common kind of crepe. Learn what can be done as you make a charming acorn of your own! Your finished box is almost five inches long.
Masks are required for all students and instructors (covering nose and mouth). Students will be provided their own set of tools, sanitized between every class session. Due to the size of our class space we are unable to practice social distancing in the classroom. Staff will also be wearing masks. The requirements for store customers will follow Boulder County mask mandates.
Please bring the following materials:
- Optional: apron
- Optional but useful: baby wipes to keep fingers clean of glue
- Optional: a brown bag lunch for the short lunch break
Class Materials Include:
- Papier mache box
- Material for molding the box shape
- Crepe paper
- Thread/string for hanging the box
- All tools needed (scalloped scissors, needles, etc) to use in class
- Conte crayons, glue, Mod Podge, brushes, etc to use in class
Caron will have extra boxes for students to buy after class, if you would like more to make at home.
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
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.
Caron Dunn is always busily working away in her California studio, which she laughingly calls “The Little Factory of One”. While waiting for glue or paint to dry on one project she moves around to the next one in no particular order, happily making away. She’s primarily an illustrator, watercolorist, and fiber artist, but is fascinated by any new media or technique. Caron’s a firm believer in the power of art in all forms to change and deepen the way we perceive the world and our place in it. She shares her passion for art through teaching, a practice that challenges her and that she finds immensely rewarding. Art is the hub of her world. All she wants to do is to draw, paint, sculpt, design stuff, make stuff, figure out how to make more stuff, and make that stuff too.
Caron studied fine art and art history in England, Canada, and the U.S. She’s been painting with watercolor for more than twenty years as an illustrator for children's products and advertising. She’s also needle felted an astounding variety of small wonders, designed Waldorf dolls, hand painted custom fountain pens for Penopoly, made marionettes, built small wooden gift boxes, embraced copper embossing, and fashioned unique shadowboxes. She enjoys transforming cast off furniture with paper and paint, and makes fairy furniture from twigs and such. A master of many trades, Caron currently works as a designer for Catstudio in California and teaches as many classes as she can fit in. See some of her work on Instagram @caronzuzu.