Origami Portfolio with Kathy Lobo
TUTOR: Kathy Lobo
DATE: Friday 12th July 2024
TIME: 10.00am – 2.00pm
COST: Members & NAS students $150 / Non-members $170.00
Limited to 8 students.
Bookings open in May! Let us know if you are interested.
ABOUT the workshop
Join us to create this elegant origami portfolio. You can use it as an art journal, nature or travel journal. It includes angled pockets that hold four little books and is easy to slip into a backpack or suitcase.
In the workshop, you will learn to fold one large sheet of paper into the portfolio itself. We will then bind in a section of folded papers to create the journal pages.
You can bring your own papers or use the paper supplied. To top it off, we will make four mini books to fit in the pockets including a map fold and a one sheet book.
All equipment supplied.
The bindery will be open by 9.30am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch. There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery. Shops and cafes are not close.
Good hand-eye coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Please wear closed-in shoes.
ABOUT Kathy Lobo
Kathy Lobo has been making books and boxes all her life. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Philadelphia College of Art (a.k.a. University of the Arts) . Her degree was is Crafts with a double major in Metals and Fibers. She took her first formal book binding course at that time. She has also earned a certificate in traditional Chinese Painting from the Tianjin Fine Art College, Tianjin, China. She learned about Chinese Thread Books from Ruth Smith, UK, a world expert on the subject. They meet regularly to make books and boxes together.
Kathy was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where she currently lives. She has lived overseas for about 20 years in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Kathy is a member of the New York Center for Book Arts and the New England Book Artists. She has taught many workshops for adults and children at various art centers and museums. Her own work is about creating order in chaos, threads into cloth, papers into books and boxes. Her work been displayed in galleries and is part of collections in museums such as the Museum of Women Artists in Washington D.C. and libraries, such as the Queensland State Library in Brisbane.