August 14 – 18 and August 21 – 25, 2017

Paper Creations from the Bauhaus School

Eric Gjerde

 
COURSE OUTPUT

The Preliminary course of Paper Creations from the Bauhaus School, was led by the American paper artist Eric Gjerde. The course was open to the public, every morning from 10.00 – 11.00 am in the dining hall of Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule Bernau. The aim of the course was to explore the paper’s characteristic; the spaces, shapes, and innate qualities of the material itself while folding into different textures with the exercises directly from the teaching of Bauhaus teacher Josef Albers. The course proved to be an absolute success with locals and Berliners joining every day for the morning sessions to test their paper-folding skills and to create stunning paper works.

 

Victoria Tomaschko © 2017


Victoria Tomaschko © 2017


Victoria Tomaschko © 2017


Victoria Tomaschko © 2017


Victoria Tomaschko © 2017


Victoria Tomaschko © 2017

 
Eric Gjerde (Minnesota, USA, 1978) is a paper artist who explores shape and structure using complex folding techniques he developed through years of experimentation. He began his journey into the world of paper 13 years ago, returning to a childhood love of paper in an effort to restore his creative spirits. This led to a deeper appreciation for the beauty of origami, resulting in the publication of his popular book “Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs”. His main focus lies in tessellations — repeating patterns and forms that extend infinitely — and most recently in the development of new biological “living” paper mediums. Gjerde works from his studio in Minneapolis, together with his wife and artistic partner Ioana Stoian.

For more information: www.ericgjerde.com