ONSITE: The Art of Paper: Spring Botanicals

Learn techniques to turn paper into three-dimensional plants and flowers. We'll begin with the correct use of materials, including X-acto knives, scissors, and bone folders for shaping and scoring our medium. We'll also learn the various types of paper textures and weights used to create paper botanicals. Learn a variety of folding, cutting, and shaping techniques to transform our 2D paper into detailed flowers. We'll be making sunflowers and various spring wildflowers. By the end of this workshop, you will have made a beautifully crafted paper bouquet.

Special Notes

  • Sharp blades will be used in class. We will briefly go over proper knife handing protocols. Basic drawing skills are helpful but not required.

    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Raven Smith

As a young girl, I loved gliding my scissors through construction paper to create beautifully arranged strips of colors that would then be turned into ringlets and form the longest, most colorful link chains my first-grade class would ever see. Since then, these childhood memories, practices, and habits have shaped my exploration of paper as a new medium.
My paper illustrations explore and take inspiration from observations of the natural world, how we interact with it, the raw essence of the subjects found there, and ultimately allow us to consider and rethink our relationship with natural spaces, flora, and fauna.
Originally from Florida, I moved to Richmond in pursuit of a life of art and the outdoors. I find inspiration when I am immersed in nature, so I have found a deep love for hiking and primitive camping.

Instagram: @Ravenillustrated

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ONSITE: The Art of Paper: Spring Botanicals

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Class Details
May 6 - May 712:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Raven Smith
Level: All Levels