Illuminated Paper Possibilities: New Bern, NC

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Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm each day

Location: Historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina

Cost: $270 includes materials

Turn flat sheets of paper into sculptural forms – the possibilities are endless! Participants will create a sampling of objects that expand and collapse, open and close, fold and unfold. Come explore the creation of multi-paneled structures that can turn into books, tubes, tunnels, lanterns and more. In this workshop, we’ll explore various ways to weave papers; we’ll turn envelopes into works that convert into wall or window hangings, books or lanterns with an adaptation of the piano hinge binding; and we’ll embed wire between sheets of paper to produce lamps or sculpture.


No experience necessary!

Class will run from 10-4 each day with a break for lunch.

Our class will take place in historic downtown New Bern. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and B & B’s located downtown as well as many historic attractions.

Tuition for the 2 days, including materials, is $270, due upon registration. Cancellations before February 28th will receive a full refund minus $25 processing fee. No refund after February 28th unless your space can be filled.

Questions? For more information about the workshop and where to stay please contact Lou Plummer at or call 252-672-9052.


About HelenHelen Hiebert constructs installations, sculptures, films, artist books and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally. She has taught at the Penland School, Haystack Mountain School, Women’s Studio Workshop, the Papierwespe in Vienna, Austria and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Helen is the author of the books Playing With Pop-Ups, Playing With Paper, Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, and Paper Illuminated and writes a column for Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. Helen serves as an advisor for Hand Papermaking Magazine, is a member of the national and international hand papermaking organizations, and writes a weekly blog, The Sunday Paper.

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