Papercutting for Your Environment

with Béatrice Coron
Tuesday, November 23; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Learn how to papercut designs to create an artist’s book or decorative paper object for your home. Consider cutting leaves and flowers for all seasons to sit on a table, use as a decorative window covering, or form as a sculptural artist’s book. The goal is to tell visual stories and play with positive and negative space using a variety of structural paper techniques. Images will be shown at the beginning of the workshop to give participants a sense of the possibilities, followed by a technical papercutting demonstration, and a look into Béatrice‘s process from concept to production. Participants are invited to bring their own ideas and find ways to adapt them into papercuts.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 2 hours, Category D

$45/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$25 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 11/15 at midnight (CT).