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Online Workshop: Paper Picnic – Paper Sculpture with Deborah Sadler

18 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm UTC-5

Paper Picnic: Paper Sculpture with Deborah Sadler

Sunday, April 18 2021, 2-4 Eastern US time (10am-noon Pacific, etc)

Please join me for an afternoon of some ‘not- too-precise’ paper fidgeting, cutting and sticking!

We will sculpt as many picnickers as time allows, a few props and set them into a picnic setting!   I’m looking forward to seeing what characters and scenes we come up with!

Tools/Materials List:

To work along with me, you will need:

  • Cardstock paper -( a flesh tone and perhaps three other colors) – OR whatever palate you want!   (I will be using Recollections cardstock paper)
  • A couple of wooden skewers – I prefer 10” bamboo skewers (thin enough to snap) but wood toothpicks will also work. A single 10” skewer is enough to make one human figure.
  • Needle nose pliers with a cutter – or tweezers and a pair of heavy duty ‘non’ paper scissors would also do!
  • Watercolor – if you wish to darken or change the skin tone of the wooden sticks
  • A mini glue gun
  • A ‘base’ to set your picnic scene on – this could be a piece of cardboard or a box frame, I will be using shallow wood frame around 8” x 10”
  • Regular paper scissors

Zoom link emailed before workshopAll payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled). Class is $35 for non-members; Members $30, with discount (use code GAP15 as you check out).

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Artist Bio:

I would be delighted if you would join me for an afternoon of paper sculpting!

My name is Deborah Sadler. I was born in Northern Ireland . I have a degree in art and design from the University of Ulster, Belfast. I now live in White Plains, New York with my husband and two daughters. Following a career in archives I have returned to my first love, Art!

All my sculptures  are made with craft paper, hot glue and a cocktail stick or two. They depict a world of whimsy –  sometimes sweet, occasionally unsettling  and often involving interactions with feathered or furry friends.  I hope my love of the craft and my sense of humor are conveyed in every piece. 

While they are detailed and ‘enjoyably fiddly’ to make I can honestly say these sculptures are not incredibly precise (especially compared to paper cutting)….I think of my sculpting more as doodling in 3D. I will show you the very simple steps I take to making human figures and we can work on a picnic scene together!

Please feel free to visit my website where you can find images and a couple of ‘virtual exhibition’ links to my work.