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Crepe Paper Flowers: Gerbera Daisies

Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00NV
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
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By Karen Cadogan

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Colorful and bright gerbera daisies are one of the happiest summer flowers—and these cut crepe paper beauties will outlast the garden variety for months. This is a complex (but manageable) flower with dozens of petals, three different stamen, and leaves constructed with wire that allows us to exaggerate their shape.

This workshop introduces basic floral papercraft techniques. Learn how to manipulate the paper into different shapes to create gorgeous flowers so lifelike your friends will think are real!  At workshop’s end, leave with the ability to complete three realistic gerbera daisies. The workshop flowers are created using one weight of crepe paper, but various paper types and weights are discussed

The session is open to students of all skill levels, and no experience is required. All supplies provided in a kit to be ordered from the instructor (a supply fee of $20 is included in the workshop price). Supplies will be mailed to the address on file one week prior to the beginning of class. If you need your supplies mailed to a different address, please email us at Please order at least one week prior to the class date to allow ample time for delivery.

This class will be recorded.  Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Karen Cadogan.
  • One 2.5-hour session
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.