Creative cardboard workshops cover many areas. It can involve making miniature towns or facades, buildings and castles and trains and a never-ending list of things. Scenes from WW1 or WW2 or ancient battles and virtually any scene.
Most schools have or can source free cardboard (though we can bring it along) which makes it environmentally sound. It’s a great way to really learn a subject. Small groups or individuals can work on something that becomes a complex piece that can be displayed in a school for example.
The artist wrote:
“Once I was told that cardboard is a valid material, I had permission to play and make my art. I grabbed the material from wherever I could find it, old boxes, packaging, anything lying around the studio or even on the street ready to be collected. It’s a versatile material that allows for pieces to be made quickly and cheaply. The possibilities are literally endless as I learn and understand the material. I’ve been able to make model miniature wild west film sets, combined with balsa and other craft materials that inform what I’m making. I’ve been able to expand “cowboy and Indian” playset language through cardboard for an animation I made 2 years ago.
Moving away from cardboard I have also work with other materials such as air-dry clay, stop frame animation, combined found-footage and video, constructed a film-noir town and experimented with green-screen.
Cardboard is a blank canvas, taken in any form I can see the potential for how it can inform or inspire new or existing works.”
This is a new and fun workshop that has proven very popular! Why not give it a try!