This class will take place on:
- Thurs, April 8th 10:00am–12:00pm ET
In this two-hour workshop, we will design and cut a wall of leaves and flowers for all seasons. Different settings will be shown through slides, offering various options for your cut out. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of paper cutting techniques. Each participant will make their own large-scale botanical cut out. All levels of experience are welcome.
During this workshop participants will discover the multiple facets of paper cutting by making their own samples of different techniques. Learning basic principles of designing with full and empty shapes, each student will explore adapting pictures they collected to papercutting. Tips and tricks will be shared. This class is meant to inspire with lecture and examples. Hands on examples are shown and can be finalized after the class.
- X-acto knife
- Extra blades
- Cutting mat
- Origami papers
- Tracing paper (or transparent paper as parchment or freezer paper)
- Scotch tape
- Letter size papers (can be from recycling)
- Papers of larger format
- Old magazines
- Plastic bags
- Used Tyvek envelops such as FEDEX, UPS or USPS
- Art papers
About the Instructor
I collect many stories. Born and raised in France, I was a city dweller, a shepherdess and truck driver among others, then I worked in tourism and lived in Egypt, China, Mexico. I enjoy stories and working with my hands. That’s why settling as an artist in New York City, I started exploring visual storytelling with the techniques of papercutting. I draw with a blade to create empty and full shapes in artist books that cast shadows. Playing with shapes from 2D to 3D each project follows its own path. For public art I translate my hand-cut artwork in metal, glass or stone. I am looking for an artist community to connect with other artist around common interests.
All images courtesy of the instructor.
In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.