CUT PAPER ART
Welcome to our workshop exploring the art of paper cutting. In October, artist Maude White introduces the intricate, meditative practice of building cut paper art and we can't wait to share it with you! We invite you to explore Maude's visual portfolio of work on Instagram to see all of the possibilities this technique implores. For this particular workshop we'll be focusing on three templates that range from beginner to advanced paper slicing as well as observational creation from the world around you.
The ancient art of paper cutting is practiced around the world. It first originated in the 4th century in China during the Han Dynasty. In the 13th century it came to Europe via Germany and Switzerland with folded scherenschnitte and silhouette art. In Japan, people create kirigami, which is cut and folded paper art. In Mexico, people create papel picado, which is folded colored tissue paper that is cut with scissors. A beautiful aspect to paper cutting is that paper is everywhere, all over the world, and so many richly diverse cultures have their own paper cutting traditions.
Maude's workshop varies from these historical techniques by utilizing a very sharp blade held much like a pencil or paint brush to execute finite cuts to ultimately create positive and negative space. We've built a workshop sharing exactly how to accomplish the drafting of and progress of this beautiful art to share with you.
The tools & materials included in this kit:
We can’t wait to see how you are inspired to create using this new technique! Be sure to share with us by tagging @bymaudewhite and using #thecraftersbox. Happy making with this special workshop.