The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Introduces students to a range of techniques and processes using paper media 3-dimensionally, and the many possibilities it offers for creative expression within a contemporary framework. Experiences will embrace historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual dimensions.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

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

1. To explore the expressive possibilities of paper in the creation of 3-D forms;

2. To establish relevant knowledge and practical skills;

3. To stimulate creative interest in paper as an integral element of 3-dimensional expression;

4. To examine and highlight the use of paper in art forms in historical and contemporary practice;

5. To examine traditional paper forming techniques and application and their relevance to contemporary practice;

6. To develop visual research materials a resource.


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;
  • Materials technology;
  • Health and safety.


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

Students must have successfully completed 60 units at 1000 level to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Studio Output