Paper is the latest medium to enter the contemporary art world- from handmade paper to larger paper installations. This class allows you to explore Paper as a medium of expression. This is not your papier-mâché days in grade school, this is a highly conceptual approach to using paper to express creativity in both illusionary and actual dimensional form.
In this course students will learn how to create paper, and create with paper. We will make paper, cut paper, fold paper, stitch paper, tear paper and crumble paper, all in the pursuit of conceptualizing with paper. The course challenges the mind to move past the 2-demensionality of paper and conceive of it in new and exciting ways. There are no right or wrong applications and the possibilities are endless. The ultimate goal is for each student to redefine paper into dimensional expressions of art. Students will be exposed to the works of some of the most creative minds working in Paper in today's contemporary art scene. Examples of art range from highly conceptual works made from handmade paper to large scale installations using post-it notes. Because papermaking is time intensive student will be expected to put in additional studio time.
Each student will come to an understanding of how they envision self expression. Students will come to value their unique style of creating. This course is designed with creative exercises that are great for engineers, biologists, artists and anyone seeking to evolve creatively. Learning how to direct your creative thoughts is an invaluable skillset applicable to all fields of study.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course. Students are asked to attend with an open mind towards transformation of thoughts and materials.
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