In this intense workshop of serious fun, we will explore unique methods of creating paper cuts that can be worn. Students will design compositions and discover papercutting skills to make paper dimensional with basic pop-up and paper-sculpture techniques. Adaptation to other materials, such as glass or metal are discussed. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided. All levels of experience are welcome.
Students should have the following materials:
– cutting mats
– utility knife and blades (like exacto with blade 11)
– safety pins
– any paper, Tyvek, rolls of craft papers, cardstock
– recycled materials: cereals boxes, magazines, wall paper, used USPS, UPS, or FedEx envelopes
– any materials like plastic, fibers, rubber, carpet
– any art supplies you already have
About the Instructor:
Béatrice Coron is a studio artist who creates papercutting, artist books, digital animations and public art. She cut surprising shapes and environments for words and thoughts. Her work can be seen in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. You can see her public art in subways in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
All images courtesy of the instructor.
About the Center for Book Arts:
The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.