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Remaking the Discarded: Papermaking and Collaborative Installation

Session​

1: 6/26/2023 - 7/9/2023

Discipline

Visual Art & Design

Description

Drew Cameron will teach students to create handmade rag paper. Found textiles will be cut, beaten to free the fibers, with paper sheets formed from the resulting slurry. Hilary Lorenz will help students transform the paper into the final collaborative, public art installation. Students will learn how to define public art parameters, work within site-specific installation requirements, and develop a unifying concept. Los Angeles artists Aryana Minai and Sonia Romero will give artist talks and meet with students.

Who Should Take This Class

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students with interest in drawing, printmaking, painting, fibers, sculpture, and public art. Students interested in learning to make handmade paper or experiencing collaborative work and public art.

Required Application Materials (please submit materials in a single document)

Personal Statement: Artist statement

Portfolio: URL to your current website

Or:

A portfolio of eight to ten high-resolution images of your current artwork. Include an image list that corresponds to the portfolio, including file name, title, size, media, and date completed. All images should be compiled into a single PDF document.

Course Coordinator

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Michelle Ro​zic​ currently lives in Los Angeles where she is a Professor of Art and Printmaking Area Coordinator at California State University, Northridge. She received her MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, and BFA in fine art from the Columbus College of Art & Design. Michelle is a practicing visual artist and has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions. An interdisciplinary artist, she often pairs traditional drawing, painting, and printmaking with new technology.


Guest Artists

Sonia Romero

Sonia Romero is a Los Angeles artist known for her paper-cut and printmaking aesthetics which she incorporates into print editions, paintings, and large-scale public art commissions. She has completed over 10 public art commissions in Los Angeles and Orange county in tile, paint, laser cut steel, and porcelain enamel.

Drew Cameron

Drew Cameron is a papermaker, trained forester, and US Army veteran. After serving a tour in Iraq, he cofounded Combat Paper, a vocation and art practice for military-connected communities focused on rendering handmade paper from military uniforms. Combat Paper has been exhibited widely and is represented in collections including the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.