Working with Corrugated Cardboard
Session Three - June 16-22, 2019
Take a fresh look at an everyday material, and then apply your new perspective to three-dimensional design. Corrugated cardboard has inherent character and beauty. A useful versatility and undulating patterns beckon investigation of the infinite ways this undervalued material can be used. In this workshop we will explore the potential of new and recycled cardboard as a material for creating two and three-dimensional, functional, and nonfunctional objects.
We also work with plaster, cement, paint, fire, water, weight, glue, screws, twist ties, pins, and other materials. We will explore cutting, laminating, and shaping cardboard.
We will have lectures, technical demonstrations, slide presentations, plenty of hands-on time, and lots of fun!
Jason Schneider is an artist and furniture maker from New Jersey. He received his M.F.A. in furniture design from San Diego State University. For 10 years Jason was the Studio Coordinator of the Furniture Design and Woodworking program at Anderson Ranch. Jason currently teaches furniture design and woodworking at Northern Michigan University.
As an artist and furniture maker I create objects with subtle features that engage the viewer and make them want to interact with the pieces and investigate them further. My driving force has been to explore the beauty and character of corrugated cardboard in functional and sculptural forms.
This study of the fine use and function of this low-status and often overlooked material is what motivates me. Creating finely crafted furniture and sculpture with corrugated cardboard, and sometimes wood and metal, is an exciting challenge that results in an elegant surface and form.
Artist's Website: Jason Schneider
- safety glasses
- an apron
- utility knife with extra blades
- paint trays, roller frame +9" roller covers (3/8" nap)
- little roller frame + roller covers (maybe 2 of each)
- 2 baggies to wrap roller in to keep moist (gallon size)
- only if you already have one, please bring a random orbit/orbital sander with 80 grit pad
- tape knife
- Instructor will provide cardboard