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Matt Shlian

Matthew Shlian received his BFA from Alfred University and his MFA from Cranbrook, and lives in Ann Arbor, MI. He has taught workshops at Haystack, Penland, and at universities across the US. Matt has held artist residencies at Tamarind Institute and given lectures at the Museum of Mathematics and the National Academy of Science. His clients include Ghostly International, Apple, Herman Miller, Sesame Street, and the Queen of Jordan. In 2020, Matt’s monograph was published through Thames & Hudson.

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Matt's Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 17 - 21, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Adventures in Dimensional Paper

Matt Shlian

Tuition $1,150
Code S0314-24

Workshop participants explore the medium of paper as they create moveable works of art using pop-up books and paper engineering as a starting point. Using a combination of Tyvek and 100# text and 80# cover-weight stocks, participants learn the elements of paper mechanics and then apply them to books, collapsible structures, interactive kinetic design, and foldable sculpture. Techniques covered include curve folding, pleating systems, and modular design. Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery and photographs to work from. All levels are welcome.

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