What you'll do
I invite you to my art studio to learn a new skill. We'll make engaging paper cut-out artworks that are layered, folded, twisted or 3D constructed. You'll be encouraged to use your hands and creative mind to work entirely with paper using scissors and cutting knives. I'll teach you some simple techniques that will guide you to construct artworks that have a 3D structure to them similar to pop-up books or are 2D and get more emphasised when their layers get exposed to sunlight. Showing you examples of my cut-outs and sharing tips will help you to make your own artwork while having some fun time in the studio.
I'm an artist working with weave, sculpture, photography and mixed media exploring structure, visual change with light and the way we experience our environment. My woven sculptural work is award winning, exhibited (inter)nationally and part of the V&A permanent collection. I lecture in a number of universities, coach, mentor and give artist talks in the UK and Europe; and led workshops for British Council and Crafts Council. I love meeting new people, sharing ideas and skills.
Fruit, nuts and nibbles
Tea and coffee
Cutting board and knife Selection of different quality paper, ruler, pencil, glue, etc.
Where you'll be
The workshop is in my art studio where you will have a first hand experience how I work, and what other media my practice involves. The studio is located in west London. It has great high ceiling and excellent natural light. There are 14 artists' studios with great facilities in the recently renovated Winsor & Newton Building.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
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I provide everything. Any special tools, materials or images/notebooks you wish to work from you're welcome to bring along.
Collage making using paper-cut methods