The Art of Cut Paper

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00-8:30 PM
Andrea Martin
This presentation will explore the art of papercutting – its history, techniques, and styles. From its origins in China shortly after the invention of paper, papercutting spread to the rest of the world along with the craft of papermaking. Each culture developed its own style and technique for the art so that today we have an amazing array of very different artistic approaches to what is basically a very simple technique. Andrea will also discuss current styles and techniques, and present examples of current papercut art from a variety of well-known artists.

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Cut Paper Art: Papercutting for Beginners

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Andrea Martin

If you have ever wanted to create beautiful designs out of paper, this class is for you! Papercutting is a unique art form practiced by artists all over the world and has evolved into a wide range of different cultural styles. In this class, you will learn to create basic designs, which will then be cut out of paper using only the simple tools of the papercutter – a pair of scissors and/or a craft knife. These designs will be applied to a variety of projects. Andrea will provide templates that you can use, or you can create your own designs. No previous papercutting or drawing experience needed.

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