Flat / Not Flat: Sculptural Paper

July 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Leigh Suggs

This workshop is for artists in any media who want to explore the surprising possibilities of paper. In class students will utilize paper as ground, medium and fiber. You will use simple tools to transform basic sheets of paper into sculptural forms by cutting, folding, weaving and using a variety of three-dimensional paper constructions. Surface treatments such as collage, cyanotype and perforation will also be investigated. The actions of opening and closing, folding and unfolding, expanding and collapsing are the conceptual guide as you discover and learn about the structural components of paper. Open to all skill levels.


Leigh Suggs is a full-time studio artist who lives in Richmond, Virginia. She received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Leigh has taught at VCU and the Penland School of Crafts. Her most notable shows were held at the Racine Art Museum, the Taubman Art Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Reynolds Gallery in Virginia. Her recent publications include American Craft and Surface Design.

Leigh Suggs

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $250
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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