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Collage in 3D – Windows on the World Class Sep 19

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Collage in 3D – Windows on the World Online Class
Sunday, Sep 19, 1-3:30pm MDT
Instructor: Fran Meneley
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Aug 29 if outside Colorado or Sep 5 if in Colorado. We will do our best to get you your kit if you register after the recommended deadline.

These fascinating little slide boxes are filled with memories and imaginings, treasures and offerings. Created by local artist Fran Meneley, they’re miniature scenes fashioned from intimate moments of reflection. Fran likes to think of them as windows into other worlds. They’re a great way to showcase and share little found objects, bits of nature from your special somewhere, small keepsakes, or whimsies – they are rather locket-esque! Fran has made lovely kits that include two blank kraft paper boxes and a packet that’s filled with a resource list, a list of inspirational collage books, a variety of collage materials, and special items for making your own three dimensional collage elements. There’s always a wonderful element of surprise to what she includes!

Fran discusses the history of nature collections and three dimensional collage, and provides inspiring examples made by others who enjoy this artform. She’ll also share her suggestions on how to generate ideas and get started. These little “windows on the world” can be either representational or abstract, wherever your imagination leads you. Treat yourself to an afternoon of exploring this variation on collage while making a little Window Box for yourself or someone close to your heart. Note that there is some pre-work to prepare for the class.

This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Colored pencils – a set of 12 to 24 colors. Fran has found that Prismacolor, Derwent, or Supracolor II Soft by Caran d’Ache provide the best results on the Shrinky Dinks.
  • Scissors suitable for fine cutting
  • Paints and brushes for painting the inside/outside of the small boxes. A watercolor paint set or craft paints or acrylic paints are all fine.
  • Your favorite pens for lettering and writing 
  • Materials you’d potentially like to use for your window box. Think small! Your “canvas” is only 2-¾ x 2”. If using photos or images, re-size them as needed with a photocopier. If using trinkets, bits of nature, or other odds and ends, consider how they’ll work with your small box. Gather everything before class to help in the design and decision making process.
Optional: As part of her kit, Fran includes Shrinky Dink material and images for you to hand color and shrink before class. You’ll need access to a toaster oven or a regular oven to shrink your hand colored images. Links to her instructional videos will be provided.

Class Kit Includes:

  • 2 matchbox-like, drawer-style boxes
  • Sheet of Shrinky Dink material
  • Collage sheets for making Shrinky Dinks
  • Collage packet with a variety of collage materials
  • Uniball Signo White pen
  • Small tube of E-6000 glue (for gluing 3D objects in the box)
  • Glue stick
  • Resource List
We ship class kits approximately 3 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number once your kit ships. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.

Zoom Info

Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the day before the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact

Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio

Fran Meneley is an artist living and working in Boulder, Colorado. She’s mad about journaling and has been at it in her studio and on the road for 20 years. A mixed media artist interested in how various media intersect, she loves to cook and eat (not in that order), travel and explore (anywhere, always), garden sporadically (in small containers), museum hop, dance (with or without a partner), teach art making, and scavenge and collect textiles and ephemera. She also facilitates an art retreat in Taos, New Mexico twice a year at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Fran is inspired by the intricacies and divine beauty of nature and is a lifelong learner and experimenter. In a former life she was Associate Publisher of a nationally circulated environmental magazine called Buzzworm. You can find her work on her website and in these publications: 1,000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Beaded Embellishment by Amy Clarke, 500 Beaded Objects by Lark Books, and in issues of the following magazines: Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, and Beadwork. Her work is also in The Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project.