In this 90-minute workshop participants will work with paper and light to explore how three-dimensional object translate into two-dimensional shadow based imagery. Each participant will create a three-dimensional paper cutout modeled after the techniques employed by Mere Phantoms in their interactive shadow installations.
In the first segment of the workshop Mere Phantoms media artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process. The pieces made by the group will be combined with examples by Mere Phantoms to create a small-scale paper-based installation. In the second segment of the workshop participants will use Mere Phantoms hand-held light wands to explore how their pieces translate in light and shadow.
Mere Phantoms has been featured in galleries and art spaces across Canada. The workshop will be hands-on and experiential, and will play on scale, light and shadow, and the creative use of negative and positive space.
Recommended for ages 6+ with parents, grandparents, or guardians. Instruction is available in both French and English. Workshop by pre-registration only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-224-6162.