DATE Tues, May 25th

TIME 6:00 pm–8:00 pm EST

COST $75


Paper Cut Portraits
Taught by Janelle Washington

*Virtual workshop*

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.

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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.