My Dream Matchbox Home
– A Paper Sculpture Workshop with Cheryl Teo
A paper sculpture of a reading nook that participants will be creating in this workshop.
Design and create your dream matchbox home with artist Cheryl Teo. Explore the fundamental techniques behind the art of paper craft, get creative and put your own spin on your own miniature reading nook or space in this paper sculpture workshop!
As this workshop is designed for adults, participants should be comfortable working with a penknife. Demonstrations and practice guide sheets will be provided at the beginning of the class to allow participants to get comfortable cutting different shapes. Each participant will have access to the right tools, materials, and techniques to create their very own matchbox paper sculpture.
In this workshop, participants will:
• Explore the fundamental techniques behind the art of paper craft.
• Understand the nature of paper and how to work with it.
• Learn how to work with precision and intricate details using proper paper cutting tools.
• Be guided with practical insights and pre-designed templates to create a miniature paper sculpture.
My Dream Matchbox Home – A Paper Sculpture Workshop is part of the programming for the exhibition, Superfluous Things: Paper.
About the artist
Cheryl Teo is a Malaysian-born Singaporean artist who specialises in creating intricate paper sculptures and tactile illustrations. Her practice focuses on craft-based media that embraces the memory of play. She is drawn to the ubiquity of paper and the meticulous process involved in handcrafted design. Teo is also interested in constructing whimsical worlds and toying with our perception of reality through the elements of surprise and scale. She has worked on commercial set design, photo illustrations and installations. She has been featured in local and international publications such as The Straits Times Singapore, Frankie Magazine Australia, and Flow Magazine France.
Hero Banner: image courtesy of the artist