Paper Cut Portraits
Tue, May 25 | Virtual

Paper Cut Portraits

*Virtual workshop* With cardstock, a craft knife, and photo, you will create a beautiful cut paper portrait.

Date + Time

May 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Papercutting has a long and rich history. It has been used for centuries throughout different cultures as call for celebration, adornment, art, and storytelling. During this two-hour virtual workshop, you will learn beginner paper cutting techniques. With cardstock, a craft knife, and a portraiture photo, you will learn how to create a beautiful cut paper portrait of the person of your choosing.

Instructor Bio

Janelle Washington is a self-taught paper cut artist from Virginia. She graduated from VCU with a BFA in Fashion and afterwards found interest in paper cutting. Her artworks explores history, identity, and beauty in black culture. Her paper cuts have been exhibited in Oprah’s O Magazine, National Institute of Health, and she has permanent silhouettes in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Museum. She is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters.

Supply List

Students are responsible for the following supplies

  • 1-2 sheets of 60lb white and black cardstock paper
  • craft knife with  at least 10 blades
  • Self healing cutting mat
  • Tape
  • Printed photo of themselves or someone else
  • Black graphite paper
  • Pencil
  • Aqua mono glue or any clear glue
  • Metal ruler

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

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