During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of applications of this art form from fine arts to public art commissions. Through different exercises students will learn how to adapt reference images into papercuts and produce works as different as black and white scenes, color collage, pop-ups, wearables, and stencils.
Multi-Purpose Room, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
Cutting different papers and experimenting with scale, we will keep an open mind to adapt them to other materials and explore new territories. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided. No experience necessary.
- Any scraps of paper for stenciling bookmarks, etc.
- metal rulers, scissor/ stapler
- cutting mat (if buying a new one consider 18 x 24" in translucent gray)
- utility knife, Xacto or equivalent with replacement blades (number 11)
- 1 roll each: scotch tape and double sided tape
- pad of tracing paper (us letter)
- paper to print stencils (any kind that you may have)
- water-based paint (watercolor or acrylic)
- stencil brushes, paint brushes
old magazine, photocopies, or inspirational images (photo/art images or your own work)
whatever you may have for experimentation for example:
- large papers (wall paper, wrapping paper etc..)
- transparent papers (vellum, tissue…)
- coloring: stamps, inks, crayons or pigments
- texture and decorative papers to use in collages
- objects to stencil: bags, tee-shirts, umbrellas, lamp shades..
- 3-rings binders and clear sheet protectors to keep notes and small paper cuttings
You will also want to bring your lunch because there is nothing on campus available on Saturdays.