Roberta Lavadour – Funky Foldy: Fun Structures for the Studio or Classroom

Instructor: Roberta Lavadour

Number of Days: 1 Day

Skill Level: All levels

Material fee: $20

Maximum Number of Student: 15

Workshop Description:

We’ll explore at least 10 deceptively simple book arts projects, many of which begin with one sheet of paper transformed into multi-faceted structures, that can become the basis for artist’s books or engaging classroom content. We’ll approach each project with an eye on how to lead others through the steps, helping participants fine tune their teaching approach. Students will leave class with a portfolio of structural models and the reference materials and skills to repeat the projects in the studio or classroom. While no experience is required, students should be comfortable working at a moderate pace. 

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

Bone folder, scissors, utility knife, metal ruler, cutting mat, notebook and writing implement for taking notes. 

Materials Provided by Instructor:

All materials to complete the projects and reference materials.. 


Instructor Bio:

Roberta Lavadour lives and works in rural eastern Oregon and has been exhibiting artist’s books and design bindings for more than 25 years. Her work is fueled by a rampant curiosity and inspired by everything from estate sale finds to her tangled family history. Like many book artists, she’s well-versed in papermaking and printmaking as well as a wide swath of bookbinding. She’s always looking for ways to push established book structures in new directions and has introduced several innovative designs to the book arts field.