Paper can be manipulated in many ways to create 3-D structures. We will use, re-use, and recycle various kinds of paper to build 3-D forms that can be functional, sculptural, or both. We'll experiment with methods of attaching paper to itself, including stitching, folding, tabbing and slotting, and other ways that don't necessarily require adhesives. Students will build a few specific (assigned) structures and have time to investigate their own ideas of paper form.
TUITION: $335 + fees: $35
Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and re-purposed materials. Her work explores ideas of identity, time, and loss, and draws on various traditional skills like embroidery and letterpress printing. She teaches in the Continuing Studies program at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and is an artist member of Portland's Pickwick Independent Press, a printmaking collective. She has shown her work around the US and in England, Greece, and Japan. Her work is in the collections of the Boston Public Library; Columbia University Library; The Library of Congress; Maine Women Writers Collection; MOMA/Franklin Furnace Artists Book Collection; the Smithsonian Institution Graphic Arts Collection at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; and the Munakata Shiko Museum, Aomori, Japan, among others. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.
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