Using historical traditions, we will take a modern, exciting approach to papercutting. During the class, we will create paper images and objects, as well as paper tools in order to print small editions. We will explore different materials to be cut, and experiment with scale (from miniature to grand installation). We will cover specific techniques and methods for stenciling, pop-ups and compose large paperworks. During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of the contemporary papercutting scene and the many possible applications of this artform to other domains. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided. All levels.
Born in France, Béatrice Coron lived in Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York. Coron tells stories in illustrations, bookarts, fine arts and public art. She adapts her papercut designs in metal, stone and glass. Coron's papercuttings were shown at Slash at the Museum of Arts & Design and her TED talk about her creative process is available online. You can see her work in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center and her public art in subways and airports as well as in low income housing for fences and windowguards.