Practical Origami Workshop

Simmons College
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Participants will learn to transform simple sheets of paper into a variety of books, envelopes, boxes and other useful objects through the art of paperfolding.

Using a simple set of tools, we will manipulate paper into elegantly simple and dynamically functional objects with only an occasional cut and no adhesive whatsoever.

The structures can be used on their own, in combination with each other, or as an accessory to book structures. They make for excellent opportunities for experimentation when combined with printmaking processes and paper decoration techniques (and pretty much anything else!).

Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of papers as well as less conventional materials.

Required tools: bone folder, utility knife (olfa or X-Acto), 12″ steel ruler, small self-healing cutting mat, & pencil.

To see photos of some of the structures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paperfolding/

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Instructor: Bill Hanscom

Bio: Bill is a conservation technician for special collections for Harvard Library at the Weissman Preservation Center, and an instructor in Book Arts at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. He is a graduate of the Book Arts/Printmaking MFA Program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Fee: $220 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $175)

To Register: http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/bookarts.php

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