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

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3340. Students who have successfully completed AART3340 are not eligible to enrol in AART2340.

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.




To enrol in this course students must have successfully 60 units at the 1000 level. 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