Origamido Studio Workshops: Papermaking for the Artful Folder

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Origamido Studio Workshops: Papermaking for the Artful Folder


January 18, 2015 10:00am-01:00pm


Spalding House

Event Information:

$175, $150 museum members

Class is limited to 6 participants.

Learn key lessons in selecting or making the perfect paper for your folded art. Richard L. Alexander will discuss fibers and blends, pulp beating, sheet forming, pressing, and drying techniques. If you are looking to modify your favorite papers to make them more suitable for your needs, this is the workshop for you. Skills learned could be applied to collaborate with a local hand papermaker, or even make your own paper at home. Each participant will also receive a hardcover copy of the Origamido Studio’s Japanese Paper Crafting.

On view in the exhibition Less = More are origami works by designers, authors and paper artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander. Best known for their folded fine art of plants and animals, they have collaborated since 1988 as Origamido Studio, and have exhibited their work at such venues as the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. They share their techniques in workshops at schools and libraries across the U.S. As part of Less = More, LaFosse and Alexandeer bring Origamido Studios to Spalding House classrooms for a series of exciting workshops that take origami to the next level.

To reserve a space, call (808) 237-5230 or email seng@honolulumuseum.org

Reservations are required. Payment is due on day of workshop, payable at the Spalding House front desk (cash, check or credit/debit accepted)