Workshop: Iris Folding

Instructors Jennifer Isham and Jeff Ursillo

Thursday May 23, 2019
1 to 5 PM
JCBA Bindery, FAU Library

Iris folding is a 20th century Dutch paper art. Strips of plain, patterned, or decorative paper are used to design unique pictures that can be finished as greeting cards or pieces of framed art. No two pictures, even of the same design, will ever look alike. Each is unique due to the flow of pattern on paper. Workshop participants will learn the iris folding technique then make at least two pieces: two completed greeting cards or one completed greeting card and one piece suitable for framing. If time allows, there’ll be a third bonus piece. A variety of templates will be provided for participants to select from. All materials will be provided; you’ll just need to bring scissors.

$75 general public / $70 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions / $65 FAU students
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process. Class Limit: 12.

One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($10) thanks to funds raised in memory of Dorothy Hamilton, who loved JCBA’s monthly Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through May 9, 2019.

Instructor Jennifer Isham has been a crafter and papercrafter since childhood. She loves making handmade greeting cards, paper collage, and is currently learning to watercolor. More often than not, her 25+ penpals can expect to receive a handwritten letter, small paper collage or watercolor surprise tucked inside one of her handmade cards. 

Instructor Jeff Ursillo is a longtime and accomplished paper artist. His love of handmade crafts goes back to childhood. He has been making handcrafted greeting cards for a number of years, and particularly enjoys making ones that require precise measuring and paper manipulation. Three dimensional papercrafting projects and bookbinding are also favorites of his. In addition to his skills as a paper artist, Jeff is also a mineralogist who has been cutting cabochons for jewelry for over 20 years. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

S. E. Wimberly Library, Jaffe Center for Book Arts Room 350
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Boca Raton campus


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