In this course students begin working with paper and wire to create experimental structures and forms and explore the aesthetics and engineering issues of placement. Through further explorations students will work with found materials, developing critical awareness in creating original sources for inspiration. Students will engage in problem solving regarding construction issues with a variety of materials, various glues, wiring and sewing techniques. Finally, students will learn how to drape, pattern and block by steaming and stretching felt and fabric to create the forms they design. Using photography and sketches of the experiments in a reflective journal, students will develop their original designs and document methods, techniques and the process of building their designs.