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Designing Paper Flowers Workshop (Online)

Transform two-dimensional paper into elegant and organic three-dimensional flowers using a variety of techniques in this workshop. With an emphasis on 3-D form, you’ll establish the foundational skills needed to create an entire paper garden. Next, design your own, and develop your unique paper model in class using your own flower reference images as inspiration.

Scholarships available on request. Please contact for additional information.

About the Instructor

Yuka Petz’s work straddles multiple disciplines, including book arts, graphic design, and 3-D paper works. She received an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught adult and youth workshops throughout Seattle, New Orleans, and in Japan. Yuka recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from New Orleans, where she co-founded SIFT and The Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the US, and her artist’s books are in the special collections of several public & university libraries.

Workshop Materials List

Required Tools and Materials

  • Reference images of the flower you would like to create. Try to collect photos that show the flower from all angles.
  • 15-20 sheets of printer paper, construction paper, or other inexpensive paper.
  • Paper for your flowers. This could be decorative paper, recycled, old maps or book pages, or almost any paper you would like to use for your flower. (You can make lovely flowers with simple, white printer paper so do not feel pressed to purchase expensive decorative papers.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape (Scotch tape is ok, but painter’s tape, washi tape, artist’s tape, or another low-tack tape is highly recommended)
  • Glue stick
  • Elmers, PVA or other white glue

Optional Recommended Tools and Materials

  • Bonefolder
  • Olfa knife with snap off blades or X-acto knife
  • Metal ruler (12”-24”)
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Paper clips and/or binder clips


Jul 10, 2021
10:00am – 1:00pm


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