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CBA 031-S19-2 | Paper +Plastic: 3D Forms

CBA 031-S19-2 | Paper +Plastic: 3D Forms

Sat + Sun 9AM-4PM 7/20-7/21 Room: 209

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description

Robert Rauschenberg said "You start with the possibilities of the material." Explore the endless possibilities of creating sculpture with everyday materials. We'll use, re-use, and transform grocery bags, junk mail, and other readily available matter, and put it all together with wire, zip ties, and other industrial fasteners. Play and experimentation will be encouraged as we build 3D forms that surprise, amuse, and intrigue.

TUITION: $230 + FEES: $20
CEUs: 1.4

Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and repurposed 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‰Ûª 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.


  • Any clean contents of your recycling bin
  • Grocery and other plastic bags
  • Awl
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife and blades
  • Cutting mat
  • Light-duty wire cutters
  • Stapler and staples

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