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[CANCELED] Secrets of The Paper Garden: Grandiose Paper Rose

Grown-Ups Art Camp Workshop: "Secrets of The Paper Garden: Grandiose Paper Rose"
Date: Tuesday, June 30 from 2-5pm
Instructor: Debbie Smith Mezzetta
Workshop Fee: $50 members / $60 non-members
Plus Supply Fee: $15
Class size: 4-8 participants

In this intensive hands-on workshop, we will be reinterpreting nature by creating a larger than life sized flower: the iconic Rose. Students will be guided step-by-step in cutting, assembling, sculpting and finessing their own show-stopping specimen, complete with petals, center, bud, stamen, calyx, leaves and stem. We will be working with luxurious Italian Crepe Papers, and will be able to choose from an array of gorgeous colors to create an unbelievably realistic, yet extraordinary Rose. This show-stopping flower is beautiful to use for a photo or display prop, an unforgettable gift or even as the flower for the avant garde bride.

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

This workshop has been canceled

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.

For a list of all GUAC workshops, visit:

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

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Duration: 3 hours
Category: Workshop*, Event*, Register*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015 5:26pm EDT
Attachments: None

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

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