5/3, 5/17, 5/31 & 6/7, Three Papercutting Workshops
5/3, 5/17, 5/31 & 6/7, Three Papercutting Workshops
May 3 (6pm-8:30pm), May 17, May 31 & June 7 (6pm-9pm)
Instructor: Kris Koch
The Art & Craft of Papercutting
The sky’s the limit when you combine paper with your creative mojo! This spring, tap into your inner artisan in an all fun, no pressure atmosphere with three hands-on paper workshops taught by artist and educator, Kris Koch. We’ll create beautiful cut paper objects using common tools and inexpensive materials and have a great time doing it. (Did someone say dance party?!) While the workshops do progress a bit in difficulty, students are welcome to take them individually, or all three at a discounted price. Limited space available. Pre-registration required.
Woven Heart May Day Baskets & Banners
Thursday, May 3, 6pm-8:30pm
In this workshop, we’ll focus on the basics of cutting paper, including choosing the right paper and cutting instrument for your project, keeping your scissors sharp, making templates, repairing tears invisibly, and working with patience and precision. Students will have ample time to practice these new skills while they weave several heart baskets that can be turned into a celebration banner, hung as ornaments, or given to friends and neighbors as heart-felt May Day surprises.
Fee includes instructional handout, templates for 3 types of woven heart baskets, practice paper, plastic for multi-use templates, premium decorative paper to complete 6 woven heart baskets with handles and optional plastic lining (for fresh flowers), string to make a banner (optional), aluminum foil, masking tape, and resources for more advanced designs. Please see additional materials requirements below.
Additional Required Materials: Small sharp scissors with pointed tip, such as embroidery scissors; pencil (wooden or mechanical); pencil sharpener; thin Sharpie marker in dark color; and vinyl eraser.
Puzzle Balls, Puzzle Posies & More
Thursday, May 17, 6pm-9pm
In this second workshop, students will practice precision paper cutting while they create 3D paper spheres called puzzle balls. Puzzle balls are easy to cut and assemble and can be embellished and transformed into all sorts of decorative objects. After a brief review of paper-cutting basics (see Woven Heart May Day Basket description), students will learn how to make and cut-out templates; cut pieces and assemble at least 1 and up to 5 puzzle balls; embellish a puzzle ball with crystals, pearls or beads; and turn a puzzle ball into a puzzle posy, ornament or kissing ball. We’ll also discuss color combinations and patterns.
Fee includes instructional handout, templates for 5 sizes of puzzle ball, plastic for multi-use templates, premium colored cardstock to complete 5 puzzle balls, embellishments for 1 puzzle ball, gem glue, painted wooden stem for 3 puzzle posies, string to create an ornament or ribbon to make a kissing ball, aluminum foil, masking tape, and resources for more advanced puzzle ball designs. Please see additional materials requirements below.
Additional Required Materials: Small sharp scissors with pointed tip, such as embroidery scissors; regular tweezers, pointed tip; pencil (wooden or mechanical); pencil sharpener; vinyl eraser; thin Sharpie marker in dark color; metal ruler or wooden ruler with metal edge; and Jelly Roll or other metallic gel pens in gold and/or silver. Optional, but helpful: personal paper trimmer/cutter, not Cricut or Silhouette or any computerized cutters.
Perfect Plum Blossoms
2 Thursdays, May 31 & June 7, 6pm-9pm
In our last two sessions, we will create a large plum blossom using premium colored cardstock, decorative papers from around the world and all sorts of embellishments. After a brief review of paper-cutting basics on the first of two evenings, students will learn how to make and cut-out templates for the flower petals, petal inserts and petal guards; choose dynamic color combinations; and cut and assemble their plum blossoms. On the second evening, students will finish anything they didn’t complete in the first class and then personalize their flowers with embellishments either purchased or hand-made. Examples of completed plum blossoms will be on display and students can choose to modify their flower to hang on a wall (wire included) or eventually mount the work in a shadow box (optional, student would purchase and complete outside of class).
Fee includes instructional handout; templates for flower petals, petal inserts, and petal guards; plastic for multi-use templates; premium cardstock for 1 flower; 2 premium decorative papers for petal inserts and guards; linen tape; mounting board; decorative paper to cover back of mounting board; variety of embellishments to personalize plum blossom; gem glue; decorative paper punches; aluminum foil; masking tape; and wire to hang finished piece. Please see additional materials requirements below.
Additional Required Materials: Small sharp scissors with pointed tip, such as embroidery scissors; pencil (wooden or mechanical); pencil sharpener; vinyl eraser; Zip Dry paper glue; Jelly Roll or other metallic gel pens in gold and/or silver; regular tweezers, pointed tip; thin Sharpie marker in dark color; any temp glue gun; and any temp glue sticks.