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.
This is a lovely eight hour workshop in which you will learn how to draw and cut botanical designs using images, books and beautiful flowers and greenery for inspiration. You will discover the tools used and learn how to create a design suitable for paper cutting, ensuring all the detail in your botanical design is connected. We will discuss your ideas, look at negative and positive space and have a go at drawing in reverse.
Once you have practiced with the knife you will create your own botanical papercut on a beautiful sheet of A3 acid free, light resistant black Canson Mi-Teintse paper. (You may choose to bring coloured paper if you prefer).
No experience in drawing or paper cutting is necessary.
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.
This workshop is held every few months over two consecutive weekend mornings or two consecutive weekday evenings and are advertised one-two months in advance. Paper cutting can be tough on the hands and neck so this workshop is held over two sessions. The days are consecutive so our lovely florals stay alive.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of January at 10am to 1.30pm
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of February at 6pm to 9pm
If one of these dates does not suit and you are still keen to sign up please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about other options.
Workshops are limited to six people only so book sooner rather then later if you can.
All materials are provided along with a delicious morning tea or evening snacks.
Please bring along any ideas you have for inspiration. These may include images, photos or books, real plants or flowers or you can bring your laptop and access the wifi. You may also bring a friend if you like.
No experience is necessary but a little bit of patience is highly beneficial!
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.