Cut and Fold: An Exploration in Paper, Form and Light with Colette Fu

November 9, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm



This is an introductory course for all levels on constructing pop-ups and adding lights to them with paper based electronics. With simple cuts and folds we will learn to create intricate designs that play with light and shadow. We will emphasize these patterns by adding miniature LEDs with battery powered paper based circuitry and switches. Note: The LEDS we use are small so please bring your reading glasses if you wear them.

$75/Members, $95/Non-Members, $15 Materials Fee (paid to the instructor the day of)



Colette Fu is an interdisciplinary artist who uses her vivid photographs in various forms of collage and collapsible artist books. Fu received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and soon after began dissecting pop-up books which is now her primary medium of artmaking.  A passionate photographer and exceptionally skilled paper engineer, Fu has designed pop-ups for award winning stop motion animation commercials and has freelanced for clients Vogue China, Canon Asia and Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton. Her work is included in many private and rare archive collections and she has received numerous awards including Fulbright, the Independence Foundation, Sovereign Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, En Foco, Photographer’s Forum, Nikon, the Puffin Foundation and the Society for Photographic Education. Fu has created most of her work at fully funded artist residencies such as the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Instituto Sacatar, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Institute for Electronic Arts, Vermont Studio Center and the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity. A passionate educator, she teaches pop-up courses and community workshops with marginalized populations at various art centers, universities and institutions internationally.

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