Paper Sculpture Workshop

Learn to cut and shape paper to create your own

5.5 hours Class size 6 to 12     label $90 - $95 ($95 per guest when you book for 6+ guests, $90 for 8+ guests)

Learn the delicate art of low relief paper sculpture. Create a three-dimensional world of your own making. A flower, a wing, waves, a leaf, faces, a skull, an animal, a house with windows. Add a butterfly, a dragonfly, a curl of paper.

Start with your own drawings or templates provided and I'll guide you to create your own unique sculpture. You will learn the steps to plan, develop drawings to scale, tracing, cutting with a craft knife and shaping paper with a bone folder. I'll run through a few exercises of different ways to create shapes with paper at the beginning of the workshop to familiarise you with techniques. Cutting requires concentration and patience. There are no prerequisites, however, having done some craft that uses hand skills would be helpful.

Metal rulers, set squares, bone folders, X-acto knives, cutting mats, pencils, scissors, erasers glue, templates and photos for Walls-inspiration will all be provided. Paper sculpture is supported by a hidden structure of foam core or wire. We will cover how to build this and how to mount your creations.

Classwork will be designed to fit is an inexpensive store-bought square box frame so the framing and hanging is easy. I'll have a few box frames available for sale for anyone eager to see their new creations showcased immediately!

Knowledge required
There are no prerequisites, however, having done some craft that uses hand skills would be helpful.
What you'll get
You will walk away with your own low relief paper sculpture 26cms x 26cms in white.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Your teacher can travel within 60 kms of Lewisham

Your teacher
Jean Kropper
Jean Kropper

Jean Kropper is a paper artist, paper engineer, hand bookbinder, cartoonist, printmaker, designer and paper sculptor. She has her own boutique design studio Paper and Pixel, has taught in the USA, Canada and all around Australia from Arnhem Land in NT to Burnie, Tasmania. She has written three books on hand papermaking, card making and handbookbinding that together have sold over 30,000 copies. If you want to learn a way of telling stories using paper, Jean is the one to see!

She is passionate about teaching, whether it be to adults at the Art Gallery of NSW, design students at TAFE, teenagers at art centres or kids in libraries. She loves to work with absolute beginners and experienced artists alike.

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