Paper Cut Portraits
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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.
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.
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
- Printed photo of themselves or someone else
- Black graphite paper
- Aqua mono glue or any clear glue
- Metal ruler
Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.
- Early Bird$67.50$67.500$0