Seasons in Light

My students are currently designing a paper lantern that is inspired by a season. I am having them approach it like a design challenge!  In addition to the imagery of their cut designs, the students must also design the lantern’s structure – size, shape and style.  They must consider design ideas for opacity, light flow, layers and sculptural properties.

As part of their research for design inspiration and possibilities, I directed them to check out these artists who work with cut paper. The photos above are their designs in progress. Check back in a couple of weeks to see their finished work.

Prepare to be amazed.
Beatrice Coron
Peter Callesen
Bovey Lee
Kara Walker

Beatrice Coron on TED talks.

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a five-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also the 2017 National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year and the 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year.
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