NBG Program Meeting – 05.15.21 – Fabulous Foldables #3, Pleated Paper Magic with Margo

NBG PROGRAM MEETING
SATURDAY, MAY 15 1-3:00pm
FABULOUS FOLDABLES #3
Pleated Paper Magic
with Margo Klass
PleatedMagic Web
There are many ways to alter a piece of paper, but this one is magical! By simply folding, pleating, and cutting, the structure featured at this program meeting presents a folding technique that transforms your paper into something new and often surprising. Inspired by a demonstration at the recent Form & Function From Afar Conference on line, Margo Klass will guide you through this magical transformation.
In order to create a sheet of pleated paper magic you will need one piece of paper that can be printed on both sides. It is best if the front and back sides contrast. Although paper size is totally arbitrary, their corners should be square. For example: a page from a magazine or old book or a double-sided piece of decorative paper. You may also come to the NBG studio on Wednesday, May 12, 12-4pm, and select a piece of paper from a “stash” of paper we will have available. (We purchased some used art books from the Literacy Council and cut them apart for this project.) Other materials needed for the workshop are listed below. If you cannot print the diagrams at home, please drop by the NBG studio on Wednesday, 12-4pm, to pick up a printed copy.
The attached diagrams are not exactly instructions but they will provide references for recalling the technique after our meeting.
Join us for this third mini-workshop in our series of program meetings focused on creative foldable structures. Each meeting presents an intriguing foldable selected to inspire you to create a book for the upcoming Books As Art 3 exhibition.
Prepare for this mini-workshop
Please have the following tools and materials ready:
Paper(s) – any size (marbled or paste paper, a magazine or catalog page, etc.)
– it’s best when one side of the paper contrasts with the other
Cutting mat
Bonefolder
Cutting knife or pointed scissors
Scotch tape (in case of errors!)