Volvelles, sometimes known as wheel charts, are fun to make as cards, personalized gifts, or to include in artist books. These structures have been used in historic books, in promotional materials, and in devices to aid computation. Two or more circles turn to show information through cut out windows. This workshop covers how to create a basic version of a volvelle and discussion of variations and ideas about incorporating content. The focus will be on making models and learning how these function in order to create more complex and finished versions after the workshop.
Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the class.
Term: Fall 2021
Suggested Ages: 18+
1 session: $60.00; Capacity: 12
Required: Pencil, colored pencils, colored markers, fine black marker Scissors Metal ruler, 12" Compass X-acto or other craft knife Self-healing cutting mat OR thick (not corrugated) cardboard, like the back of a legal pad Something to pierce a small hole in paper, like an awl or a large sewing needle A nickel and a quarter, or other similar-sized coins Glue stick or tape Straight pins with a flat end OR standard metal paper clips, 2-3 Brads, 2-3 (also known as paper fasteners) OR, some thin wire pieces like stripped twist ties Thread (linen or other sewing thread) 12-15" and sewing needle to use with it 10-15 sheets of white 8/5x11 card stock, 80 to 110 lb. preferred, but 65lb is okay 10-15 sheets of one or more colors 8/5x11 card stock, 80 to 110 lb. preferred, but 65lb is okay A note on supplies: Any card stock weight paper is fine to use for this workshop, or think cereal boxes, or a heavy watercolor or printmaking paper can work as well. The paper just needs to be entirely flat, not cut from a roll. I If you can't find brads, there are other options to connect the circles Recommended: Pre-workshop access to printer to print out handouts Optional: Bond folder 45 and 30-60-90 right triangles Protractors