Papercutting with Virginia Flynn
Instructor: Virginia Flynn
Week1: August 2-8, 2020
Papercut art provides the perfect medium for storytelling. One single papercut image has the potential of becoming a single stand alone story. Once the student has mastered control of the knife, the student’s own unique style emerges.
Anyone who enjoys creating images but lacks confidence in their drawing skills would enjoy this class. The only required tools of the trade are an X-acto knife and a blade. We will spend some time honing our cutting skills before moving on to the fun of creating an original papercut. Nature and our beautiful surroundings will provide inspiration. I will also provide prompts, and suggestions for looking into our own life experiences to create a unique and personal story.
Class Material Fee $30
No Class supply list. All materials provided (included in the class materials fee)
I have an affinity for black & white, perhaps inspired by my early educators: nuns. Their habit was a stunning visual as they moved across the aisle, veil and skirts swishing as they passed my desk. Black and white, its sheer beauty and contrast, was imprinted on my artistic soul forever. My background is in printmaking and linocuts. Stark, graphic, b&w. At some point, I began cutting into black paper to achieve the effect in linocuts.
In 2009, I was awarded a commission to create a public artwork consisting of four large fabricated metal panels that depict lifestyles in the Pearl District, northwest Portland.
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