Paper Design Camp

This camp has been cancelled. Please visit our Summer Academy webpage, for our other camp offerings this summer.

Have you ever wanted to make paper pop-up, twist, turn and transform? We will learn how to construct moving parts for books and cards using pull-tabs, pop-ups and creative cutting. We will also explore origami folds transforming a flat sheet of paper into a three-dimensional object through simple folding and cutting. Participants will utilize the labs at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art while exploring a variety of techniques and make several prototypes before designing their own pop-up project. You will develop your artistic abilities and gain new techniques in paper design through this exciting new camp!

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $870

This course is designed for students with little to no experience in working with paper as well as students with more experience.


Catherine Clements is an MFA candidate in the Printmaking and Book Arts program at the University of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies in Printmaking and Arts Management at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally at such venues as Core New Art Space in Denver, CO, the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD, and the Pasaquan Visionary Art Site in Buena Vista, GA. Catherine has attended workshops and residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Spark Box Studio, the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, and Frogman’s Print Workshop. Her research interests include artworks as an identifying extension of the mind and body of the artist, similar to digital identities; the history of paper and printmaking, especially where it pertains to information technology; and encoding messages within materials. She is excited to bring her passion for teaching and love of the media of paper to UGA’s Summer Academy!

Kimberly McWhorter currently resides in Athens Georgia by way of Birmingham Alabama. She began her education at Jefferson State Community College where she was bitten by the printmaking bug. Passionate about the craft, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Montevallo working under the direction of Professor Scott Stephens. As a first-generation college student, Kimberly was encouraged by the generous faculty in the McNair Scholars Program to pursue her Master’s degree. Forever grateful for an amazing support system, Kimberly is expected to receive her Master of Fine Arts degree specializing in printmaking and book arts from the University of Georgia in May of 2019.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.