Lee Bethel - Paper: The Cut, the Fold and the Play of Light

Lee Bethel - Paper: The Cut, the Fold and the Play of Light

Learn to manipulate paper using cutting and folding to create light-capturing works. Apply colour that creates reflection and shadow play. Expand ideas and methods with a variety of techniques such as the integration of fibres and mixed media to enhance and develop an approach for both 2 and 3 dimensional artworks.

  • Cutting-Learn and develop paper cutting skills
  • Folding – Learn paper folding skills to create light capturing patterns
  • Reflection-Create colour reflections and shadow play through manipulating paper
  • 3D- Using cutting, folding and assembling paper to create 3 dimensional artworks
  • Mixed media Application- expand ideas and methods to develop works that include a variety of materials such as stitching, weaving, collage and the integration of fibres.

Day 1 concentrates skills development, practising and listening to Lee talk about more complicated approaches.
Day 2 will be more complex configurations of the techniques.

Lee Bethel, a Master of Fine Art (Hons), UNESCO laureate in France and awarded artist who works with paper manipulation. Her works have been shown in many exhibitions including the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. Her material, paper, reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. Conceptually, her works are metaphors for time and memory, as well as the repetition and order of landscapes and nature. Elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings. www.leebethel.com

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Event Details

Date Sat 27th Mar 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 28th Mar 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Fri 4th Sep 2020
Cut off date Sat 13th Mar 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
Location Epping Creative Centre
Registrations are closed for this event

Workshop Information

Payment information
Materials fee
On the day
Special needs
Cancellation Policy 


  • Pay a deposit to secure your place in a workshop as they fill quickly
  • The deposit of $31 for a one day workshop and $62 for a two day workshop is non-refundable
  • Remainder of payment is due 4 weeks before the workshop
  • Non-members pay a higher price for workshops so join now to get the members’ rate
  • Non-members are not included in ballots if the demand is greater than available places
  • For Textile Tasters, full payment is required when you register.

Materials Fee

Material fee to be paid directly to the tutor at the workshop.

On the day

  • Bring your own lunch and mug, morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • Please arrive early so you are unpacked and ready to start at 9.30am
  • Tutors finish teaching at 4pm, so everyone can help with the cleanup. Participants leave at 4.30pm each day.


We may take photographs during the workshop for use in ATASDA promotional material. If you do not want to be photographed please advise the workshop helper at sign-in.

Before taking photographs for your own records, check with the workshop helper first, as some tutors do not allow photography.


It is your responsibility to provide any personal protective and/or safety equipment required for the workshop, e.g. safety glasses, facemask, gloves. See workshop requirements list for additional items.

Special needs

Please email NSW Workshops before you book if you have special needs e.g. wheelchair access.

Cancellation Policy

  • If a workshop is cancelled by ATASDA your workshop fee will be refunded
  • Can't attend? You may be able to gift your enrolment, please contact NSW Workshops
  • If you cancel up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop your payments, minus the deposit, will be refunded
  • If you have to cancel within four weeks of the workshop due to extenuating circumstances, a partial refund may be given, please contact NSW Workshops

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