The ancient art of paper cutting is brought right up to date. You will learn to master using a scalpel safely and accurately, how to design and incorporate hand drawn lettering into your designs. This low cost, low tech craft is highly creative and very rewarding.
This low cost, low tech craft which is highly creative and very rewarding.
You will learn how to use a scalpel safely, how to design for successful paper cutting and how to present your finished work. Christine will be bring a wide variety of resources to inspire you including Haitian metal work, Polish, Mexican and Swiss examples of paper cuts and lots of examples of her own and her students' work.
You will start with some simple cutting exercises to learn how to use the scalpel to best effect, move on to cutting out a more challenging design; design a monogram using your initials; and then design and cut a more complex piece. You will then advance to adding some simple folds to your design and create a three-dimensional cut.
You need only very basic drawing ability, but have no issues which may impede safe use of a scalpel.
Timetable for courses more than one day in length
(The tutor may make slight variations)
Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
Christine Green trained as a graphic designer at Kingston Polytechnic and worked for the BBC creating title sequences. She gained her PGCE at Goldsmiths and runs craft workshops and gives inspirational talks. She featured on BBC's "Make! Craft Britain" teaching paper cutting to a group of novices.