All workshops

We are excited to announce the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking’s spring 2021 program schedule. For the safety of our participants, instructors, and lecturers all programming will be virtual. We welcome our paper fans near and far to join us for our spring workshop season!

We reserve the right to change and cancel workshops in order to protect public safety based on recommendations from Georgia Institute of Technology, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the American Alliance of Museums. All participants will be notified in a timely manner of any changes to the program.
For questions please call 404-894-7840 or email Anna.Doll@rbi.gatech.edu


Virtual Mini-Book: New Year, New You

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EST
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: It’s a new year with new opportunities! Join this virtual workshop to learn how to make simple mini books. Fill them with inspirational images and sayings for a fresh start to the year. Instructional PDF available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional workshop Instructional PDF: $10 for 1 participant, $5.00 GT faculty staff or student or museum member. 

Materials: Copy paper, scissors, stapler, scrap cardboard, tagboard (i.e. empty cereal box), tape, glue or glue stick 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Tech’s Tactile Thursdays: Virtual No Tool Quilling

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: Quilling is a historic paper craft in which strips of paper are twirled, spun, and combined to create beautiful, dimensional works. Learn how to quill with materials you have at home and create your own one-of-a-kind artwork

Materials: ¼ in strips of paper in a variety of colors, white sheet of card stock, glue, and toothpick

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Quilled Dragon

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: Pre-Recorded Video
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: Ferocious or friendly, you decide! Roll and loop paper to make your own legendary dragon sculpture, while learning about dragon myths from different cultures. Kit Available for purchase with pre-recorded video. 

Video Fee with Optional Kit: $10.00

Instructor: Museum Staff

Tech’s Tactile Thursdays: Virtual Stop Motion Animation

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: Tell a story without words- paper animation provides opportunities to explore feelings and events through image. Fold, tear, crumple, bend, twist, and shred! Go beyond the scissors in creating your paper animations and try alternate effects to produce your cinematic masterpiece. Short animated films will “set the scene” for participants to paint a picture worth a thousand words. What makes for a good story? 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Paper Lantern

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time: Pre-Recorded Video
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: The start of Chinese New Year is celebrated this year starting February 12. Paper lanterns are traditionally used in observations of the final day of the holiday – the Lantern Festival! Learn to make your own lantern and celebrate with family and friends.  Kit Available for purchase with pre-recorded video.

Video Fee with Optional Kit: $10.00

Instructor: Museum Staff

Tech’s Tactile Thursdays: Virtual Paper Beads

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: Love jewelry and paper? Join us for a paper bead workshop this readily available material is transformed into art you can wear! Participants also will learn some basic jewelry techniques to create one-of-a kind bracelets, necklaces, or other jewelry using their creations. All skill levels welcome.

Materials: ¼ in to ½ in strips of magazine or newspaper, liquid glue or glue stick, toothpick, scissors, beading elastic. 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Conservation Workshop: Paper Repair

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EST
Member fee: $15.00
Non-member fee: $20.00
Description: Tear a page of a treasured book? Have a much-loved letter disintegrated into pieces due to being folded and unfolded? Guest instructor Andrew Huot will teach participants how to repair damaged papers with archival tape, Japanese tissue, and heat-set tissue and paste. Optional kit available for purchase. All skill levels welcome. 

Optional Kit for Workshop: $20.00

Instructor: Andrew Huot

Virtual EXPLORE: Accordion Book

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: Pre-Recorded Video
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: Explore the art of hand-made books! Journals, sketchbooks, to-do lists, or keepers of dreams—discover one of the forms that these special books can take. Learn how to make your own accordion fold book. Kit Available for purchase with pre-recorded video.

Video Fee with Optional Kit: $10.00

Virtual Calligraphy Demonstration Lecture

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: Have you always admired beautiful, hand-written script? Guest presenter Marcia Watt delves into the development of calligraphy traditions. She also will demonstrate writing in sweeping and bold scripts, such as Italics and copperplate.

 

Instructor: Marcia Watt

Tech’s Tactile Thursdays: Virtual Origami Constructible

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: How does a flat sheet of paper become a dimensional object? Learn to fold simple origami structures, and then join them together to create a kinetic origami form!   

Materials: 16 squares of origami paper all the same size. Recommended dimensions: 12 cm x 12 cm or 4.72in x 4.72 in

 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Paper Assemblage: Scoring and Bending paper

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Turn simple sheets of paper into 3-dimensional works of art with one simple technique! Score, bend, and fold paper to create beautiful and elegant paper sculptures in this workshop. Instructional PDF available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional workshop Instructional PDF: $10.00 for 1 participant, $5.00 GT faculty staff or student or museum member.  

Materials: card stock paper, tool to score with (bone folder, awl, thin knitting needle), and glue for assembly 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Paper Birds

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: Pre-Recorded Video
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: “Fly” into this workshop to learn how to cut, fold, and glue shapes together to create beautiful paper birds. Kit Available for purchase with pre-recorded video.

Video Fee with Optional Kit: $10.00

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Silk-Screen Printmaking Demonstration Lecture

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: FREE
Non-member fee: FREE
Description: Dive into the world of printmaking as guest artist Sanaz Haghani discusses the process of silk-screen printmaking and the use of printmaking in her installation artwork. In this hybrid demonstration/lecture, Haghani also will demonstrate making blocking stencils and how to make a silk-screen print using it.

Instructor: Sanaz Haghani

Virtual Tunnel Book Workshop

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Create a fun and interactive book with the tunnel book structure. The book consists of paper layers forming a “tunnel” with a foreground, mid-ground, and background. Participants will make a book using their own text and images. Instructional PDF available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional workshop Instructional PDF: $10.00 for 1 participant, $5.00 GT faculty staff or student or museum member.

Materials: cardstock, scissors or X-acto knife, surface to cut on, glue, pencil. Optional images for inclusion in tunnel book

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Stomp Rocket

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: Pre-Recorded Video
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: 3-2-1, Liftoff! Design, build and launch a stomp rocket into the not-quite-so-stratosphere. Discover the principles of flight while exploring this low-tech vehicle. Kit Available for purchase with pre-recorded video.

Video Fee with Optional Kit: $10.00

Instructor: Museum Staff

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