We are excited to announce that NEGBW will be hosting three workshops by Paul Johnson in June. Please see the attached PDF documents at the links below for more information and registration forms. These workshops may fill quickly so please keep that in mind.
Spirit House Workshop
Friday, June 21st in Portland, ME
Sunday, June 23rd in Otisfield, ME
Anyone who has travelled in Southeast Asia cannot but be intrigued by the spirit house shrines that are everywhere – in houses, gardens, shops and businesses. The spirit house – intended to provide a shelter for spirits – is normally in the form of a miniature house or temple, and is mounted on a pillar or on a dais. In this workshop you will make a 3D pop-up spirit house from paper. There are no folds – the whole structure (comprising over thirty separate parts) is made from hinges and dovetails joints and will fold down flat.
Friday Spirit House Workshop Registration
Sunday Spirit House Workshop Registration
Book As Architecture Workshop
Saturday, June 22nd in Otisfield, ME
Paul Johnson specializes in making three-dimensional books inspired by architecture in which there are no folds and therefore no paper ‘fatigue’. All sections are fastened together using a range of paper hinges, locks, and dovetail joints. One advantage of this method is that sections can be modified and redesigned as the model develops – you simply take out one section and replace it with another. In this intensive workshop students will make a pop-up gazebo using these techniques.
Book as Architecture Registration