Paper Sculpture – Cut, Fold, Construct with Richard Sweeney

£988.00

This course is an accessible, hands-on exploration into the world of paper-craft. You will be introduced to a range of processes and techniques that will help you to see beyond the two-dimensional sheet of paper and begin to explore the three-dimensional potential of this versatile material.

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£988.00 Location : West Sussex

This course is an accessible, hands-on exploration into the world of paper-craft. You will be introduced to a range of processes and techniques that will help you to see beyond the two-dimensional sheet of paper and begin to explore the three-dimensional potential of this versatile material. Find out more here

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • August 09, 2024 - August 15, 2024
  • 7 days

Course Description This course is an accessible, hands-on exploration into the world of paper-craft. You will be introduced to a range of processes and techniques that will help you to see beyond the two-dimensional sheet of paper and begin to explore the three-dimensional potential of this versatile material. Starting with an introduction to paper-craft, you will be looking at the basic skills and techniques through demonstration and playful experimentation. You will then apply these skills to a series of mini paper sculpture projects, including creating simple forms from templates and creating an abstract three-dimensional piece. These projects are designed to deepen your understanding of paper sculpture. The techniques shown will include free-form folding and basic geometric construction for modular form making. With this deeper understanding, you will apply what you have learnt to develop your own project, in consultation with the tutor. You will be given the opportunity to realise your own paper sculpture, which can be as ambitious as time will allow. The tutor will be able to provide you with further techniques and the best possible approaches for achieving this. Guidance will be provided on how to document and develop your models through photography, and how to replicate and refine your models through template making where appropriate. By the end of the course, you will have learnt a range of basic techniques and processes for creating three-dimensional paper sculptures. You will have a good understanding of how many artworks in paper are produced and be able to apply this knowledge towards producing your own work beyond this course. Summer School highlights: The Summer School week is an immersive learning experience with more time to develop your creativity and embrace opportunities for creative development beyond your chosen course. A detailed timetable for your Summer School week will be given to you on arrival. This will include:

  • Short inspirational talks by tutors and displays of their work
  • A short creative experience session in another discipline/media or course
  • An optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (if pre-booked)
  • An optional lunchtime tour of West Dean Gardens, the historic rooms at West Dean College, or West Dean Tapestry Studio
  • A celebration dinner on the last evening themed on Impressionism, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1874. Feel free to respond to the theme if you wish.
  • Informal end-of-course group reviews and displays of students' work in studios
As evening events are planned as part of the Summer School week, dinner is included in the course fee to enable all students, including non-residents, to participate fully.  

What's included in the price

On this course, the College will supply some of the materials, including masking tape, cartridge paper 160gsm and 220gsm, Bockingford 190gsm and 300gsm, UHU glue, glue gun and glue sticks to be shared amongst the group. All tools required (scalpel, steel ruler, embossing tool, spray mister and French curves) to use whilst on the course.

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