All workshops

We are excited to announce that the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is resuming programming virtually and in person in August, 2020! Adult workshops will be offered in a virtual setting, with kits available for you to participate in the program. The homeschool EXPLORE workshops will be offered in virtual and in-person formats, as long as circumstances allow. We welcome our paper fans near and far to join us for our fall 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 Paper Beads

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Love jewelry and paper? Then join us for the paper bead workshop where participants will make beads from paper. Using your new beads, participants will learn basic jewelry techniques to create one of a kind necklaces, earrings, or other jewelry. Optional kit for supplies available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional Kit for Workshop: $ 20.00 (Included additional instructional video and materials) 

Kit Includes:


Bue Jeans Link: Paper Beads Live Virtual Workshop
Video Link: Paper Bead earrings (not taught in workshop)
Materials for Paper Beads Workshop and additional video links


Instructor: Museum Staff

Tech's Tactile Thursday's: Origami Note Folding

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
The art of Japanese paper folding, origami, can turn a simple note into a stunning creation. Learn about the history of papercraft traditions for note folding, wrapping, and packaging. Then explore different folding techniques to turn your letter into sharable art.

The materials you will need for this workshops are: three sheets of A4 sized paper or paper cut to A4 size, one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inch computer paper and one sheet of 6 x 6 inch origami paper

 

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Paper Maché Masks

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: Get messy with paper-maché as you explore this paper sculpture technique. Learn about masks from all over the world and then design and create your own!  

Optional workshop kit fee: $5.00, each kit has materials for 2 participants.

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Papel Picado

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Come clip, snip, and cut your way through a hands-on workshop focused on paper cutting. Discover how to create your own delicate designs using two simple materials: paper and a blade! In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the ancient Mexican traditions of Paper Cuts currently used in celebration for Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which are often cut with patterns of skulls and strung on altars. Optional kit for supplies available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional Kit for Workshop: $ 20.00 (Included additional instructional video and materials)

Kit Includes:


Bue Jeans Link: Paper Picado Live Virtual Workshop
Video Link: Additional paper cut (not taught in workshop)
Materials for Paper Picado Workshop and additional video link


Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Paper Flowers

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EDT
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Create beautiful paper flowers to bring summer into your home all fall long! Explore simple and complex petal structures, to create oversized flowers that will bring a pop of color into any environment. Discover interesting ways to transform ordinary paper into an extraordinary garden. Optional kit for supplies available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional Kit for Workshop: $ 20.00 (Includes additional instructional video and materials)

Kit Includes:


Blue Jeans Link: Paper Flowers Live Virtual Workshop
Video link: Additional Flower (Not taught in workshop!)
Materials for Paper flower and video addition: colored cardstock sheets, petal templates, instructions, hot glue gun and additional necessary materials 


Instructor: Preksha Khare

Tech's Tactile Thursday's: Petal Fold Book

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Non-member fee: FREE
“Unfold” the technique to making this unique blooming book that uses paper folding! You will make your own unique book with colorful, patterned paper.

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Woven Boxes, Weave Away!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: Play with color and pattern! Turn simple strips of paper into a 3-D woven box. Find inspiration from artwork featured in the Collegiate Handmade Paper Triennial exhibit, then weave away!

Optional workshop kit fee: $5.00, each kit has materials for 2 participants.

Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual Gingerbread House Pop-Up Card

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Time: 7:30pm -8:30pm EST
Member fee: $5.00
Non-member fee: $10.00
Description: Pop into the holiday spirit with this workshop where participants will be making their own Gingerbread house themed pop-up card! Explore paper engineering and learn how to make two-dimensional papers into 3D objects. Cutting, folding, crimping, and rolling are just a few of the techniques to try in this hands-on workshop. Students will learn to combine several techniques to make their own unique holiday themed card. Optional kit for supplies available for purchase. All skill levels welcome.

Optional Kit for Workshop: $ 20.00 (Includes additional instructional video and materials)

Kit Includes:


Blue Jeans Link: Gingerbread House Pop-Up Card Live Virtual Workshop
Video link: Gingerbread Man (Not taught in workshop!)
Materials for pop-up card and video addition: patterned & textured decorative paper, colored cardstock sheets, templates, instructions, and additional necessary supplies


Instructor: Museum Staff

EXPLORE: Petal Fold book!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Member fee: $6.00
Non-member fee: $8.00

Description: “Unfold” the technique to making this unique blooming book that uses paper folding! You will make your own unique book with colorful, patterned paper.


Instructor: Museum Staff

Virtual EXPLORE: Petal Fold book!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Non-member fee: $5.00
Description: “Unfold” the technique to making this unique blooming book that uses paper folding! You will make your own unique book with colorful, patterned paper.

Optional workshop kit fee: $5.00, each kit has materials for 2 participants.

Instructor: Museum Staff