ONSITE: Explorations in Paper Art: Paper as Medium

Explore paper as a medium for creating art. We'll dissect and investigate paper both figuratively and literally. Classes will combine contemporary art history with conceptual thought and formal art practices. We'll investigate what paper is, how does it shape our lives and the history of the medium. Starting with 2D art, we will experiment with drawing on different forms of paper as well as paper coated in different substances. Then, we will explore art that lies in the space between 2D and 3D including collage, bookmaking, and experimental papermaking. You'll create small, quick individual works of art that blur these dimensional lines. Finally, we will move 3D sculpture. You'll leave the class with paper sculptures inspired by a number of practices like papier-mache, origami, conceptual & performance art. We will finish with a widened understanding of what paper is, what it can be, and the place it holds in our society.

Special Notes

  • Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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Joya Assael


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ONSITE: Explorations in Paper Art: Paper as Medium

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Class Details
April 14 - May 1210 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Day: Fri
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Joya Assael
Level: All Levels