New All Day “Paper Sculpture” Workshop Coming to Fort Worth in September

Basic Paper Sculpture Workshop Offered by Elva Robinson

Elva Robinson brings her long-awaited paper techniques to an all-day workshop in Fort Worth on Saturday, September 17th at the Eastchase La Quinta Inn, near Eastchase and I-30.

Ms. Robinson says, “My emphasis will be on using these techniques to create abstract art, but they will be applicable to representational art as well.”

The workshop will teach basic paper techniques of:

  • scoring
  • folding
  • curling
  • layering
  • and assembling paper into 3-D forms

These techniques can be used to give dimension to paintings or they may be used for stand-alone paper sculpture.

The workshop begins at 9:30 am with an introduction and ends at 4:30 pm that afternoon.

Workshop Schedule at-a-Glance

Workshop Introduction 9:30 – 10:00 am

Session I: Learn Basic Techniques, Create Reference Pieces 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Session II: Independent Work, Create 2 8″ x 10″ Pieces 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Morning Paper Sculpture Workshop Session | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The morning session is spent learning and practicing some basic techniques. Each participant creates 4 simple 6″ x 6″ “reference” pieces, using at least two different techniques on each. These are not meant to be finished works of art. Rather, they are meant as examples to which one can refer later.

Lunch Break | 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

The lunch break is “on your own.” There are several restaurants in the immediate area:

  • Schlotchsky’s
  • Panda Express
  • Wendy’s
  • I-Hop
  • CC’s Pizza

Afternoon Paper Sculpture Workshop Session | 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Participants have the opportunity to experience what they’ve learned by creating two 8″ x 10″ works using their choice of techniques. One piece will be white-on-white and the other will be on a colored background. This will be independent work, but Elva will be available to answer questions and give any requested help and feedback.

Workshop Materials

A good deal of materials and tools are provided but participants are asked to bring the following items:

1) Scissors–1 pair large, one pair small precision-point. At least one pair should have silicone-coated blades, because we will be cutting adhesive materials.

2) Xacto knife with extra blades

3) Self-healing cutting mat

4) Straight-edge ruler

5) Drawing compass, protractor, triangle

6) Glue–I recommend Mod Podge, because it is fairly fast-drying, and holds well

7) Toothpicks, plastic pallette knife for gluing

8) Bone folder–These can be found in the paper craft area of most craft stores. Most are actually plastic now, not true bone

9) Optional–papers that you may have around

To register for this workshop, please visit