About the Course
‘Tis the season’! and all that so why not get super creative and make your own cards or festive message?
In case you haven't noticed, paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. Of course it's actually been around for a very long time and has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China (via Poland), from Matisse to Rob Ryan (via Lotte Reiniger!). So come and join Christine for this wonderful day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft.
Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will be provided to fire your imagination. Get to grips with decorative lettering and learn to design specifically for paper cutting. Christine will teach you how to wield a scalpel safely, accurately and creatively. Perfect as personalised gifts, greetings cards and framed artworks, you will produce several pieces to take home.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
You will get to grips with using lettering and simple imagery creatively and produce a Paper Cut panel unique to you. Christine will bring everything you need, mats, papers, blades and handles, pencils and lots of resources. It would be great if you could bring along a couple of ideas of what you would like to cut, even if it’s half baked or just a notion!
Age 17+ (no exceptions - for more info. on our Young Adult courses, please visit the Henley on Thames School of Art website)
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tuition, all materials, refreshments and music!
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