Paper Cut Life Maps

One of the most beautiful things about this art is that it is so easy to let the external world slip away and become completely present with the tools in front of you. It is a practice in mindfulness and the slowness it requires can be addictive.

If you would like take some time to sit still and create something beautiful then join me in one of my workshops and learn the delicate art of paper cutting.

Life Maps Workshop

This is a mini series of workshops running over a number days. In the course of this workshop you will create your own personalized Life Map that tells the story of your own life or the life of the people you love.

You will discover the tools used for paper cutting and learn how to intertwine the events and moments of the story you are telling in a drawing that allows for paper cutting. We will focus on simplifying and connecting your ideas on paper and balancing the negative and positive space. Working on a sheet of 40x50cm black paper you will draw and cut your map in reverse.

Paper cutting can be hard work on the hand and neck so this workshop is run as shorter sessions over a number of days.


Workshops are held in my bright and airy studio at PSAS, on Pakenham Street in Fremantle.

The environment is encouraging, fun and relaxed allowing you to work at your own pace, pop downstairs for a coffee at Studio 37 or take a walk around the block when your patience starts to dwindle.


Life Map Workshops are held over four weekend mornings or four weekday evenings. As this workshop is more time consuming I try to select days and times that suit all participants. If you want to sign up but you are worried you may need to a miss a session you can always make up for it on another day. 

If you are interested in this workshop please email me on and I will be in touch about confirming dates. 

This workshop is limited to four people only so get in sooner rather then later if you can. 

What to bring

All materials are provided along with a delicious morning tea or evening snacks. You will receive your own paper cutting kit to take home and practice with. 

This workshop does require a little bit of homework before commencing. This involves gathering your thoughts and ideas about the elements you would like to include in your map. You may like to bring photos, images, quotes etc or you can bring your laptop and access the wifi. Google maps a great tool for looking up places! Aim for about 10-15 elements. For example one element may be your family, a café you visited, an activity you enjoy doing or a city you have travelled to.

No experience is necessary but a little bit of patience and focus is highly beneficial! 

What will I get

The course of this workshop includes:

  • 12-16 hours of studio time with one on one support - value $1600

  • Morning teas from delicious locals including Wild Bakery, Ahbis Bakery and the Attic - value $40

  • Unlimited sheets of acid free, light resistant black Canson Mi-Teintse paper and practice paper - value $4.90 / sheet

  • Your own paper cutting kit to take home including a self healing cutting mat, knife, pencil and eraser - value $45

  • A completed 40x50cm ‘life map’ paper cut created by you, normally commissioned at $800 plus.

Total Value = $2500

Workshop Cost = $640 or $600 if you bring a friend

Refund Policy

Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued in the event of cancellation. You are able to transfer your place to someone else if you can’t attend or you can postpone your participation to a future date. Please get in touch with me directly if you are unable to attend.