Join Me for a Virtual Papercutting Art Session at Spudnik Press!

Zoom Meeting ID: 97834430647

So happy, honored, and nervous to be finally teaching my craft online for the first time! I will be discussing and demonstarting my papercutting art on July 21, 2021 via Zoom at 7PM CST (Thursday 8AM PHT).

I am one of the guest artists for Spudnik Press’ July Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] series and this month is dedicated to “chads” or leftover fragments! These tiny fragments are a big part of my art form as I patiently and lovingly cut away small pieces to create my single-sheet papecut creations. I will be demostrating basic paper cutting and show some sample projects that you may want to try durin the session.

Attendees can try to apply what they are learning to make a paper ornament (similar to my demo here), a greeting card, or a mini poster. I am excited to see what you will create so please join me! (: Check out the list of suggested and optional materials that you can use so we can create fun papercut artworks together!

Spudnik Press is a non-profit arts organization in Chicago that provides accessible facilities, education, and programs for visual artists. Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome.

From the Spudnik Press website:

The art of paper cutting has been practiced around the globe for over a thousand years, from the Philippines to Mexico to Switzerland. The art form is recognized for its intricate designs and illustrations cut from a single sheet of paper.

Yang Pulongbarit-Cuevo has been cutting paper for many years and is best known for her intricate maps and personalized text-based designs. 

We will practice some basic knife skills with an introductory project. Then everyone will move on to create a greeting card, an ornament, or a mini poster. For the printmakers in our midst, these hand cut artworks can double as a stencil for screen printing, pressure printing, and risography!

Suggested Materials:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Sturdy paper* (multiple colors preferred)
  • Cutting mat (or other board you can cut on)
  • x-acto knife
  • Tape, preferably double sided foam tape
  • board or thick paper for mounting onto (old prints can work great!)

*Standard or thin paper will work better than heavy paper like bristol board.

Optional Materials:

  • Glue or modge podge (if tape not available)
  • Blank greeting card
  • Twine or string to make an ornament

Zoom Meeting ID: 97834430647

Questions? Reach out to me here or on Instagram. Happy to chat! (:

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