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SCULPTURE Art 002, Paper

This freshman seminar explores paper as a material from which to make art. We study how paper is made, and the myriad ways that it is used in the arts. Taking advantage of the resources of the University, we look at holdings in the Yale Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the Arts of the Book collection in the Haas Family Arts Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Various professionals at these institutions collaborate with the instructor to provide a broad view of the materials at hand. Half of the course time is spent making things out of paper, using the material to explore the formal properties of sculpture including volume, mass, line, and structure. This exploration also includes an introduction into how paper is used in the world of contemporary art and a workshop in papermaking. Enrollment limited to fifteen freshmen. Preregistration required through the Freshman Seminar Program.

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