Paper and Pop-Ups! (Paper Sculptures) (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Paper and Pop-Ups! (Paper Sculptures) (in person)

Clip and snip, crease and curl, mix and match, stick and attach! In this class, students exercise their imaginations and explore fun and fanciful 3-D paper collage techniques. Ages 6–9

Students look at and discuss contemporary paper sculpture, pop-up books, paper dolls, and also historical assemblages by artists like Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell, and Alexander Calder. Students learn about concepts such as balance, overlapping, pattern, and texture while creating various 3-D collages with cardboard, painted and patterned papers. For inspiration, the class takes a mini-field trip to see artworks featuring collage and assemblage at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. The week culminates in a stand-up display of the young artists’ paper sculpture creations. No class on Wednesday of this week.

Open to students ages 6-9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Summer Youth Camps Policies as well as our General Policies before completing your registration. Information about extended care options through Children's Theatre Company are included in the Summer Youth Camps Policies page.

Required materials

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch each day. No nuts please.


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  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 6-9.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Jane Meyer
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 01 SU24