Wearable Paper Cuts

A person is dressed in a papercut cape, wings, and masquerade mask done by Beatrice Coron. The photo is in black & white.
Beatrice working on a large papercut of a city skyline
Beatrice working on a large papercut of a city skyline

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Tues, Feb 23rd, 10:00am–12:00pm ET

In this intense workshop of serious fun, we will explore unique methods of creating paper cuts that can be worn. Students will design compositions and discover papercutting skills to make paper dimensional with basic pop-up and paper-sculpture techniques. Adaptation to other materials, such as glass or metal are discussed. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided. All levels of experience are welcome.

This class is meant to inspire with lecture and examples. Hands on example are shown and can be finalized after the class.

Required Materials:

Tools:

  • Cutting mats
  • Utility knife and blades (like exacto with blade 11)
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Needles
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Safety pins

Materials:

  • Any paper, Tyvek, rolls of craft papers, cardstock
  • Recycled materials: cereals boxes, magazines, wall paper, used USPS, UPS, or FedEx envelopes
  • Any materials like plastic, fibers, rubber, carpet
  • Any art supplies you already have

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.

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