02/28/2018 by Dean Simpson 0 Comments
Béatrice Coron will be teaching ‘From Bookshelves to Catwalk: Wearable Papercuts and Artist Books’ at Touchstone from June 18-22, 2018
In this intense workshop of serious fun, we will study wearable and collapsible structures and explore unique ways to tell stories. Participants will cut their designs into scarves, make pop-up hats, and create masks out of Tyvek and paper. Looking for new approaches to engage the viewer by offering new content and shape, we will make clothing and accessories as metaphor and fashion for inspiration. Participants will learn researching ideas, drawing composition, paper cutting techniques, and how to make paper dimensional with basic pop-up and paper sculpture techniques. We will discuss adaptation to other materials, such as glass or metal, digital possibilities of three-dimensional programs, and animations. This workshop is suitable for All Levels.
Béatrice Coron is a studio artist who creates papercutting, artist books, digital animations, and public art. She has made books out of cut paper scrolls 50 feet long, others to wear as dresses or masks; hundreds of surprising shapes and environments for words and thoughts. Her work can be seen in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. You can see her public art in subways (New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago), an airport (Charlotte, North Carolina) and a castle, among others.