Carol Pallesen
Reno, NV

A38 — Boxes, Boxes and More Boxes
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
Paper Arts

Fascination with things-that-hold things is something most calligraphers have in common. Embellishing papers with pens, dyes, and paints is how this class begins. Then three-dimensional artworks will be folded; the various shapes include square, rectangle, triangle, flat-fold, and cube. Thoughts and words can be added at a future time. Your beautiful constructions will delight you, the maker, as well as the happy recipient.

Supply List

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Metal, cork-backed ruler (12″ or 18″)
  • X-acto knife with #11 blades or your favorite cutting tool
  • Cutting surface: about 8″ x 10″ or 9″ x 12″ self-healing mat or scrap of matboard or whatever you have
  • Glue stick (I like UHU)
  • Scissors
  • Waterproof chisel-edged pen(s), such as Zig Calligraphy MS-3400, in one or more colors
  • Scrap paper (to glue on & toss)
  • Bone folder

Supply fee: $10 will include all papers cut and ready to go and paint & dyes (I’ll bring brushes & dishes to share)

Any questions or need to borrow something, please call me: Carol, 775-329-6983 or email me:

carol_pallesenCarol Pallesen has been teaching calligraphy and related book arts classes for almost 40 years. She loves to share her knowledge and believes that teaching is the most important thing she does. Her studio, the Silent Hand Scriptorium which opened in 1981, is the site of her Reno, Nevada business where she works on commissions and her artist books. Carol conducts workshops in Reno at the Nevada Museum of Art, and has taught in 36 states, South Africa, Canada, and Australia, and at 24 international conferences. She is concerned about modern technology taking over too many aspects of our lives. As a book artist and calligrapher, Carol wants to keep age-old techniques and disciplines alive and well, as a balance for her as well as her students and friends.

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