Known by different names in various countries, the traditional art of paper cutting has been practiced by people of many cultures throughout the world for centuries. In China it is called “jian zhi,” in Germany “scherenschnitte,” in Japan “kirigami,” in Poland “wycinanki,” and in Mexico “papel picado.”
We will learn about these different versions of this ancient craft while creating beautiful, intricate cut paper projects in color and black and white. Participants should be comfortable working with sharp scissors and are expected to follow all safety rules of the class. Please note this is a half day class meeting from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Catherine Paladino is an art and science teacher with more than 10 years of experience and has written several award-winning children’s books.