Sequencing & Storytelling using Paper Construction

A  workshop for Level 4 students at BCU.

We looked at examples of paper construction/folding, both modern and old. I wanted to show that different techniques can be used to sequence and create narratives and how by using just a series of simple folds and/or cuts they could introduce interest, intrigue, surprise and suspense into their stories.

Following this I ran a workshop for approx 15 students. Having practiced the basics we made four different constructions; Map with self cover, the un-ravelling folder, a volvelle and a peepshow.

These were intended to be a catalyst for them to develop and use in their current module, Exploring Meaning Through Narrative.