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Introduction to Papercutting

March 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - March 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


Eastman – Tuesdays, Mar 9-Mar 30, 6:30-7:30 pm (Online)


Papercutting is a simple yet versatile technique to create bold patterns and strong lines. We will begin with some exercises to become familiar with thinking in positive/ negative design and view examples of a variety of papercut artworks. We will then apply our cutting skills to create botanical pattern designs in the first class. In the second class we will expand the application of paper cutting to create a lighting design, followed the next week with stencils for printing, and finally, dimensional cut paper decorations. Students will finish the course with four distinct projects, and the skills to create endless more bold designs!

Materials: Self-healing cutting mat, x-acto knife and extra blades, assorted heavyweight paper such as watercolor paper (paper recommendations will be included in pre-class email).


About the Instructor:

Angela Eastman is an artist and designer residing in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and completed the Core Fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts. Her sculptural works explore the relationships between adaptability, consumption, and a sense of home. Angela teaches workshops to adults and youth in a wide variety of media, including basketweaving, ceramics, textiles, paper crafts, and metalworking.


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Students will receive Zoom login information the day before the class starts. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes. 

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out. 

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course! 


March 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
March 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
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