Note: This class meets two consecutive Wednesday evenings. Please register for the June 20 session and plan to attend both sessions!
This class will open your eyes to the possibilities of paper! We’ll combine paper with cutting-edge software to elevate this humble material into an expressive, sculptural form and versatile design tool. Class will begin with an introduction to the astonishing ways that artists and designers have worked with this material, and then we’ll dive into a hands-on project in which we’ll transform simple white paper into an intriguing and functional object. (We’re not telling what it is, but it’s cool and all yours!) In the second session, participants will have an opportunity to explore their own ideas in a prototyping session, where everyone will share their creative ideas with each other to come up with the best design solutions. This class is a great example of why we do this: it’s inspiring, collaborative, and the results will surprise you! Taught by architect and designer Aaron Neubert.
Mr. Neubert’s work has been recognized with Merit Awards from the American Institute of Architect’s Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley chapters, as well as The Van Alen Prize in Public Architecture. His independent and collaborative projects have been featured in various publications including Architecture, Interior Design, The New York Times, LA Architect, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Art in America, Architectural Design, Concept, Arhitext, and the monographs Digital Architecture and All American. He has served as a design instructor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The Southern California Institute of Architecture, Otis School of Design, Woodbury University, and Cal Poly Pomona and has lectured on his work in Denmark, New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Neubert currently holds the title of Lecturer at the University of Southern California. He is a California licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
About Ilan Dei Studio:
Ilan Dei is an innovative and award-winning designer of home products and furniture, as well as residential and commercial interiors. Ilan takes a holistic approach to design in a style that is a fusion of Japanese minimalism and mid-century California modernism.
Ilan Dei Studio engages our local design community through a series of evening talks, ongoing classes, and in-depth training in digital fabrication techniques. Our learning environment reflects our vision of bringing together thinking, making, and innovation through experimentation. We invite you to participate!