A simple piece of paper + 1 sharp knife = Art! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques for turning a piece of paper into a cut-paper design using only an x-acto knife and a cutting mat.
Students will learn the basics of papercutting, an age-old art form found in many cultures around the world. In this class we will cover the concepts of positive and negative space and how to arrange the elements of a design so that they are connected and won’t fall apart when cut.
We will look at paper and tool selections including scissors, mats, and knives, and options for turning your works into greeting cards, bookmarks, and hanging art. No experience or drawing skills are necessary.
Students should bring:
- Old magazines and photocopies to cut and use for images or photographs that you want to adapt to papercutting.
- Pencils and erasers
- Metal ruler
- Sketch book
Our Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for materials with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!