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WORKSHOP Secrets of The Paper Garden: Paper Flower Crafting Fundamentals

Grown-Ups Art Camp Workshop: "Secrets of The Paper Garden: Paper Flower Crafting Fundamentals"
Date: Tuesday, June 30 from 10am-1pm
Instructor: Debbie Smith Mezzetta
Workshop Fee: $35 members / $45 non-members
Plus Supply Fee: $15
Class size: 4-8 participants

Unleash your creative ‘green thumb’ in this hands-on paper crafting workshop where you will create a variety of amazing flowers – with paper! You will be guided step-by-step as you learn the basic skills needed to cut, sculpt and assemble luscious papers into stylized or intricate life-like flowers, buds and leaves that are realistic enough to fool Mother Nature. These strikingly beautiful blooms are pollen-free, never wilt and don't require watering. They are perfect for home and party decorating, topping a pretty package, or substituting for the real thing. You will finish with several flowers to take home along with supplies to make a few more!

Skill Level: Beginner

Supplies: Please bring sharp paper-cutting scissors. If you have the following, please also bring a hot glue gun and small wire cutters.

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Meet the Instructor: Debbie Smith Mezzetta - Debbie has a background in visual merchandising, event and photo styling, illustrating, murals, and has partnered in running a local gift shop. She enjoys creating whimsically decorative and functional items utilizing traditional and up-cycled materials. Debbie has a BFA degree in drawing and painting.

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Contact Tracy Wilkerson, GUAC Coordinator, at with any questions.

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm EDT
Duration: 3 hours
Category: Workshop*, Event*, Register*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:26pm EDT
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

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