DATE Tues, May 25th
TIME 6:00 pm–8:00 pm EST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Tues, May 11th
Paper Cut Portraits
Taught by Janelle Washington
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
Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.