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ONSITE: The Art of Paper Botanicals

During this class, you will learn techniques to turn paper into three-dimensional art, like plants and florals. We'll begin with the correct use of materials, including X-acto blades, scissors, and bone folders for shaping and scoring our medium. We will also learn the various types of paper textures and weights that can be used for creating paper botanicals. We'll explore different folding, cutting, and shaping techniques to transform our 2D paper into detailed plants and flowers. We'll work with various Virginia native florals as inspiration. From Dogwoods to wild Buttercups. By the end of this class, you will have made a beautifully crafted paper bouquet.

Special Notes

  • Sharp blades will be used in class. We will briefly go over proper knife handing protocols.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite adult students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit visarts.org.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

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About the Instructor

Raven Smith

As a young girl, I loved gliding my scissors through construction paper to create beautifully arranged strips of colors that would then be turned into ringlets and form the longest, most colorful link chains my first-grade class would ever see. Since then, these childhood memories, practices, and habits have shaped my exploration of paper as a new medium.
My paper illustrations explore and take inspiration from observations of the natural world, how we interact with it, the raw essence of the subjects found there, and ultimately allow us to consider and rethink our relationship with natural spaces, flora, and fauna.
Originally from Florida, I moved to Richmond in pursuit of a life of art and the outdoors. I find inspiration when I am immersed in nature, so I have found a deep love for hiking and primitive camping.

Instagram: @Ravenillustrated

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ONSITE: The Art of Paper Botanicals

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May 21 - May 221 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Raven Smith
Level: All Levels
Adult