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Make+Take: Papercut Lanterns

October 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$45.00

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An In-Studio Workshop!

Wednesday, October 25, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Get into the spooky season with a fun evening of papercutting lanterns. We will start with a brief introduction to papercutting arts, go over some tips and tricks for cutting paper safely and effectively, and then create 5x5x8.5” standing paper lanterns. Participants will have the opportunity to play with how illumination brings out texture and color in paper, and how to evoke a mood with simple visual cues. Lovers of relief printmaking may especially enjoy this subtractive process of removing the negative space around the desired image. 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes October 17, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample process images by Etai Rogers-Fett

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Any personal tools you’d prefer to use over the class sets: X-acto knife, bone folder, and scissors.
  • Any personal lightweight papers from your stash you’d like to consider for the accent windows – textured, light colors that will be translucent with light are recommended – yellow, orange, pink, etc.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Etai Rogers-Fett (he/him) is a printmaker, judaica artist, and arts educator living on Piscataway and Nacotchtank land in the DMV. In his printmaking practice, Etai draws inspiration from Jewish craft traditions of papercutting, manuscript illumination, and calligraphy to create compositions that blend decorative and narrative imagery and explore letterforms as sculptural bodies. Etai plays with the genres of Jewish book arts in order to tell the stories of gender-expansive identities often deliberately obscured from this historical body of work—weaving together archival research, folktales, and speculative imagining to trace vibrant trans and queer Jewish lineages. Etai has recently been part of both Pyramid’s Studio Internship and Keyholder Residency programs. See more of Etai’s work at https://www.tsukunst.com/.

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