Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Papercraft Hax

This camp centers on learning how to artistically engineer with paper, vinyl and other thin and flexible mediums using traditional techniques, like folding and hand tools, as well as cutting-edge methods with lasers engravers, electronic cutters and advanced design software. Explore something new each day, including the following possibilities:

  • Kinetic Origami
  • Foldable paper microscopes
  • 2D and 3D design
  • Laser engraving paper mediums
  • Advanced/giant origami
  • Depth-of-field back-lit tube scenes
  • Layered paper art
  • Paper Automata
  • Multi-layer stickers

Learning Process and Outcomes

  • Artistic critique and problem-solving
  • Communication skills, facilities for working together
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping and fabrication techniques
  • Practice with graphic design, creating and manipulating artwork
  • Information literacy, math and geometry, methods in engineering, artistic forms and expression

Take-Home Creations

Participants will be able to take home several items, depending on what they choose to do and how quickly they work. Typically this includes several multi-layer stickers, origami and a more complicated project like paper automata, tube scenes or layered paper art.

Please fill out and bring signed forms with you on the first day of camp OR just email us us the forms in advance. We will provide participants with a snack each day and a water bottle for the week.

Prerequisites: None
Difficulty: Easy
Required Ages: 10+
Required # of Participants: 6 – 15
Dates / Times: July 31 – August 4 | 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $120

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