Béatrice Coron

June 2014

Cut It Out!


Course Description
Using historical traditions, we will take a modern, exciting approach to papercutting. During the class, we will create paper images and objects, as well as paper tools in order to print small editions. We will explore different materials to be cut, and experiment with scale (from miniature to grand installation). We will cover specific techniques and methods for stenciling, popups and compose large paperworks. During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of the contemporary papercutting scene and the many possible applications of this art form to other domains. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided.
All levels are welcome.

Artist's Biography
Béatrice Coron is an artist specializing in cuttings used in artist books, illustrations, and public art. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass, or metal from small to monumental. Her work is in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, The Getty Art Center in California, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. You can watch her story on TED

Artist's Statement
My work tells stories. I invent situations, cities, and worlds to be explored to make sense of our own. These compositions include memories, associations of words, ideas, observations, and thoughts that unfold in improbable juxtapositions. I invite the viewers to make their own stories.
My creative inspiration comes from everything I see and everything I read. For each theme, one story leads to the next, and the creation process weaves different layers of our relations to the universe. In papercutting as in life, everything is connected.
My silhouettes are a language I have developed over the years. I create artist books for viewers to step in, or fine arts with illustration methods. I favor an expression that would involve all my creative instincts. With full and empty shapes, everything must fall in place: one’s place in the world.

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