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Books & Paper P Summer Session 5

Books & Paper Summer Session 5
July 18 – August 2, 2021
Elizabeth Alexander
Cast Paper Sculpture

This workshop will be an in-depth exploration of sculpting with paper: a wonderfully versatile material. We’ll cover a variety of techniques for casting paper forms from objects to create seemingly weightless assemblages that can be painted, cut into, collaged onto, etc., and we’ll experiment with methods of arrangement and display to push cast objects beyond simple replication. Our focus will be laminate casting, but we’ll also explore working with pulp, cutting, forming, and assembling paper into sculpture and installation art. We’ll have critiques and group discussions throughout the session as the work develops. Open to anyone who enjoys exploring and experimenting with materials. All levels. 

Associate professor at University of North Carolina School of the Arts; solo exhibitions: William King Museum (VA), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), Boston Sculptors Gallery; finalist for Museum of Arts and Design Burke Prize; collections: Crystal Bridges Museum (AR), Mint Museum (NC).

Elizabeth Alexander, "Let Him Speak First (Positives)," extracted wallpaper print, adhesive, wood, 96 x 120 x 70 inches