The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course introduces students to a range of techniques and processes for making and using paper three-dimensionally. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the many possibilities paper offers for creative expression within a contemporary framework. Studio outcomes will be grounded in historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual research.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Utilise the expressive possibilities of paper in creating 3-D art forms;

2. Demonstrate relevant material knowledge and practical skills;

3. Work conceptually to create resolved art forms in paper;

4. Demonstrate a knowledge of traditional paper forming techniques and their relevance to contemporary art practice;

5. Direct individual project-based research and documentation.


Topics may include:

  • Fibre/Pulp preparation;
  • Recycling;
  • Colouration (dye, pigment);
  • Sheet Formation;
  • Bookbinding (western, oriental), artists’ books;
  • Conservation;
  • 3-D moulding, casting, spraying;
  • Collage and assemblage;
  • Mixed and multi-media experimentation;
  • Material technology;
  • Health and safety.




If you have successfully completed AART3340 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal - 20%

Project: Project 1 Studio Output - 30%

Project: Project 2 Studio Output - 50%

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term