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Knives Out Too! Introduction to the Art of Papercutting

April 20, 2024

Come learn the basics of papercutting, an art that spans history and cultures, from simple silhouettes to intricate designs and bold, graphic work. In this class you will learn the basics of papercutting and how to create your very own papercuts. We will cover everything from paper, finding inspiration, and cutting techniques. We will work on a papercut in class that you will be able to take home and frame. Anna will cover the fundamentals of papercutting, and you will work on creating our own inspired designs while building up papercutting skills including:

  • Positive/negative space, intersecting lines, using texture and detail, and composition

A very short list of supplies needed will be provided at registration; paper will be provided by the instructor!

This workshop is open to all experience levels. Ages 18+. Please note: Unfortunately this workshop is not appropriate for anyone with hand-eye coordination or hand mobility issues.

ANNA BRONES is an artist and educator based in the Pacific Northwest. She works as a papercut artist, hand cutting illustrations from single pieces of paper. Her papercuts have taken many forms. In 2022, in collaboration with her husband Luc Revel, she completed a permanent public art installation for the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Her illustrations have been featured inthe books Extra Helping and The Joy of Cooking, and in 2020, her Women’s Wisdom Project, a collection of 100 different papercut portraits of modern and historic women, was displayed at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Arletta Schoolhouse
3507 Ray Nash Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335


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