Monday, August 31, 2009

The Best Part About Teaching...

Is getting to learn! This semester I am teaching Three Dimensional Design, which is a beginning level class required for all art majors. I spend hours and hours researching, searching for artists and work to show my students. The first project I am having them do this semester is a paper sculpture project, and I found some pretty great stuff for them to get inspired by. I also started a class blog for them:
Go check out what they are up to and definitely check out all the links. It took me two years to complile that list of artists for the paper sculpture project! Oh, and as the semester progresses I will be posting a section of links associated with each project, so in a couple weeks there will be plenty more to browse. Here are just a couple of things I found when researching paper sculpture:Jen StarkPeter Callesen beautiful large scale papercut and folded sculpturesYuken Teruya (above and below) paper cuts from food wrappersBert Simmons (above and below) Realistic computer modeled,printed, and folded 3d paper portraitsAnnie Vought (above and two below) Hand cut paper LettersChris Natrop large scale papercut installations

4 comments:

JudyB said...

Amazing stuff. That class should be alot of fun!

Janalee said...

I'm dying from loving these so much.

Ashley said...

Wow, great finds Lynette!

Dori Griffin said...

Yes, this is what I'm missing about teaching this year -- always learning new stuff that, otherwise, I wouldn't. I'll be curious to see how participatory the class blog becomes. It's something I've toyed with doing in the past....