All About The Paper Year 2021

Create a fun paper project every month!

 

INSPIRATION

Each month, you will receive project instructions designed to spark ideas that keep you creating for the rest of the month

 

SKILL BUILDING

Explore creative paper techniques, including origami, pop-ups, paper weaving, book arts, paper cutting and more.

COMMUNITY

Join our growing community of paper lovers online to learn and share in a warm, encouraging, supportive, creative community.

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New! Curated Paper Collections: I’m excited about curating a quarterly collection of 10-12 unique papers from around the world that will be available for purchase, and subscribers to the All In Plan will be notified first. I’m having fun searching for unusual papers from a variety of companies and makers that will delight your eyes and engage your hands. The first set of papers will be available in February 2021.

 

Choose Your Plan
Monthly
Annual (2 months free)
Project PDF
Project Video Tutorial
Resource Library
Online Community
Zoom Sessions
Project Library
Curated Paper Collections
Other Class Discounts

All In

$30
$300
Private on Ruzuku and Facebook Group
First dibs

Just the PDFs

$10
$100
Facebook Group
If available

 

The Paper Year begins in January 2021, and since this is a subscription program, I’ll be opening registration in late December. For now, I’m asking you to fill out a short form that indicates which program you’re interested in (don’t worry, you can change your mind before you sign up).

Hold My Spot

 

About Your Guide Helen Hiebert:

My initial interest in paper began on a trip to Japan 30 years ago when I was inspired by light filtering through traditional shoji screens. I took classes at the NY Center for Book Arts with Hedi Kyle, Susan Share, Barbara Mauriello and others. Soon afterwards, I began developing workshops combining book arts, papercraft, design and lighting techniques. I’m the author of five books about paper crafts and papermaking. I teach, lecture and exhibit my work internationally and have an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world. My interest in how things are made (from paper) keep me up-to-date on current paper trends, which I write about in my weekly blog, The Sunday Paper. I host the podcast Paper Talk, offer an annual paper retreat and host two papermaking master classes in my Red Cliff, Colorado studio each summer + fall.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I get each month? If you subscribe to The PDF Plan, you will receive a link to an online classroom, where you’ll find the project PDF every month, an invitation to join a private Facebook group, where you can share what you create, and you’ll gain access to The Paper Advisor, where you’ll find my most popular papermaking and papercraft resources.

If you subscribe to the All In Plan, you will receive everything listed above plus the project video tutorial, a private online community (this is where the magic happens as you share your work and get inspired by the work of others), a live online zoom session with me and four guest artists throughout the year, access to a growing project library filled with video tutorials and PDF how-to guides, first dibs on my quarterly curated paper collections featuring unique papers from around the world, and discounts on my online classes.

When does it start? Monthly projects will be released on the first Monday of every month. The first project for The Paper Year 2021 will be available on January 4, 2021.

What tools and supplies do I need? I’m guessing that you probably have most of the tools on hand, and of course you’ll need paper! I will send you a list of tools and materials for each month’s project ahead of time.

What kind of experience is required? This class is for all levels but expect some challenges. You should be comfortable using a craft knife. I have taught and mentored all levels, from beginners to experienced artists.

Where is the online community? The All In Plan subscribers will join Helen’s private community on Ruzuku, a place to share your work and expertise, ask questions, be inspired by creative ideas, explore new techniques and discuss paper-related topics with other paper lovers. PDF Plan subscribers will get access to the monthly how-to guides and will be able to join my ongoing private facebook group, The Paper Studio.

What is the curated paper collection? Available for purchase, with advance notice to subscribers of the All In Plan, the quarterly collection will feature a dozen or so unique papers from around the world.

When are the live Zoom sessions? A feature of the All In Plan, these one-hour virtual gatherings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 4pm EST. Come meet face-to-face and share your work, ask questions, meet the quarterly guest artists and more.

How do payments work? Once you subscribe, your credit card will be charged monthly, or annually, according to the option you choose. You can cancel any time. Annual subscribers can decide whether to continue for another year in October 2021.

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Feel free to contact Helen if you have any other questions!