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Paper Sculpture

Andre Grewe makes websites for the School of Art & Design.

Students in Matt Shlian's Winter 2011 advanced course, Paper Sculpture, ran the gamut from A&D freshmen to grad students in Dance and Architecture.  They explored the concept of collapsibility, investigating the physics behind accordion folds and telescoping instruments in a series of projects that included greeting cards, pop-up books, egg packaging, and wearable paper designs.  
 
 
Matt Shlian (left) and Papercraft class at Festifools parade, Ann Arbor.  Images by Melissa Squires.
 
 
Check out some of the amazing work they created in the video and images below - click the thumbnails to view larger versions.
 
 
Amber Kao - Folding/Unfolding: Paper Engineering & Dance