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Residency: Paper Engineering and Exploration

Artist: Multiple Artists

Type: Residencies


By layering cut paper designs, students explore concepts of symmetry, asymmetry, abstraction, patterns, and negative vs. positive space. Students look at cut paper art from the past—sometimes used to create stencils for patterns on textiles—and discover contemporary artists using cut paper techniques. Students create their own cut paper stencils, which will become beautiful layered paintings. Students can then use the resulting artwork to create mixed-media projects such as frames, sculptures, collages, and bound books. Students may be able to create handmade papers using recycled scraps and inclusions of their own choosing (i.e. twigs, dried flowers, fabric and string).


Residency pricing is flexible depending on the number of classrooms and number of sessions. You can find residency pricing information here along with ideas for creating a residency that meets your needs and budget.


Audience Limit: 35 per classroom (additional materials fees above 25 students)

Program Length: Minimum 8 sessions each in 2 classrooms

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Secondary SDC, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


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