Cut Paper Holiday and Greeting Cards (two-session immersive workshop)

Papercutting is an ancient art dating back to the creation of paper during the 1st century in China. Since that time, artisans have used paper, scissors and knives to create objects both ornamental and functional. In this workshop, we will be making a variety of cards for both the holiday (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa) and everyday. Templates will be provided.

Special notes:
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 16.

What you will learn:

  • Learning how to use an Xacto knife to cut a design

  • Using color papers to provide background contrasts

  • Negative and positive space and understand what gets cut out and what stays in

  • History of papercutting around the world

Required supplies:

  • #11 X-Acto knife and blades

  • Self-healing cutting mat at least 9 x 12

  • Sharp pencil or lead pencil

  • Scissors

  • Five Blank white note cards

  • Light weight colored papers, decorative paper not smaller then 5×7-8×11