Paper Cutting: Let the Light In
Layers of Light is an intuitive, mindful approach to the art of paper cutting. You’ll master all the paper cutting techniques you’ll need to create gorgeous work, while also learning to tune into the beauty each moment has to offer and translate it into your unique paper cut art.
Layers of Light is a celebration of the joy that art can bring to your life when you begin seeing like an artist – looking for inspiration in your daily life, creating inspiration stations in your home, and making time to explore what might happen if you give yourself permission to push the boundaries and create something a little bit magical.
Paper cutting is an incredibly dynamic medium, lending itself to incredibly detailed, small work that draw you to look closer, and large, sweeping paper installations that transform a space.
- 34 Beautifully shot instructional videos
- 27 Paper cutting, framing, and intuitive creativity lessons
- 7 Paper cut projects
- The opportunity to ask questions and share work in our private Facebook community
- Lifetime access to class content
- Downloadable 98 page Layers of Light book, with printable cheat sheets on paper cut techniques and patterns
- A mindful intuitive approach that can help you see like a mindful artist – joyfully noticing beauty and exploring the boundaries of your art practice.
We will begin by exploring various types of marks and patterns, and developing a strong foundation in paper cutting skills in a playful way. Then you’ll learn to push the techniques and make them your own, as you make your way through various paper cut projects including a paper cut art journal, a detailed organic forms, light up shadow boxes, and a large paper installation.
Amy’s classes are all about providing you with the skills and techniques, and then helping you to dance between using those skills and listening to your intuition, so that your creations are an expression of your unique style and experience.
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PRAISE FOR LAYERS OF LIGHT:
“Having taken Amy’s Fluid Art class I knew this would be a good experience. But wow! It is so much more than I anticipated. There are numerous videos clearly showing how to approach paper cutting, and so many beautiful examples. The inspiration and encouragement provided gave me the confidence needed to begin working with this lovely art form. It’s a fabulous class!” -Ann Caswell
“I’ve taken a lot of art courses recently, and what distinguishes Amy from other art teachers is her wish to give you the tools to combine skills with intuition so you can create art in which you can express yourself. Her goal is not to teach you 1 – 2 new tricks by asking you to replicate her work. Instead she wants to give you knowledge that will truly fuel your art practice.” – Sandra, The Netherlands
“If you have followed Amy Maricle and enjoy her intuitive style of art, you should definitely look at her paper cutting and the evolution to this new medium – it’s amazing! Layers of Light is like nothing I have ever seen, and you will not be disappointed.” – Shelley G., IL, USA
“I absolutely love Layers of Light. I’ve taken great online classes before, but never a course quite like this. First of all, paper cutting for a clumsy squirrel like me? It’s not only possible, it’s actually very calming. With Amy’s gentle guidance, permission to create without judgment, and her intention setting sequence, I use paper cutting to create more mindful moments in my day. Thank you Amy for this class and for providing such great value.” – Angie Bailey
Students respond to Amy’s gentle teaching style that empowers students to grow their skills while also using art as a means to melt into the moment, and tune into their unique intuitive style.
This class is on early bird sale on March 1st – 14th, 2019! Our early bird price is $179, but by March 15th, the regular price will take effect. Class goes live on March 15th!
FAQ about Layers of Light Paper Cutting Class
Can I take this class if I have no paper cutting experience?
Absolutely! I will lead you through step by step from setting up your space and cutting techniques, to patterns, to various different paper cutting projects with step by step instructions and ways to make it your own.
Should I take this class if I am an experienced artist?
I believe strongly in a mindful, intuitive approach to art making. I want to make sure that you not only acquire the technical skills and understand the techniques, but that you learn my process for tuning into the moment, and dancing between artistic principles and an intuitive approach that makes your art practice meaningful. A mindful art practice has given me the gift of tuning into the beauty throughout my day. Each of these moments I notice is like a little gift, I want to share this way of seeing with you and help you translate it into your unique paper cutting vision and way of letting the light into your life.
Is this class art therapy?
This class is not art therapy. However, I am a board certified art therapist, and I use my understanding of psychology, mindfulness, and the artistic process to help students tune joyfully into the moment and engage in their art practice in deeper ways. We will not use this class to address your mental health concerns, but engaging in a mindful art practice, like any mindfulness or art practice, may have positive benefits for your overall sense of well-being.
Can I give this class as a gift?
Do I need basic computer knowledge to take the class?
Yes, this class is accessible on a page hosted on my website. The videos are all shot in HD and require a broadband connection for viewing the class.
Is this class live or self-paced?
This is a self-paced class with videos. You can access them on the site whenever you want. You’ll also have access to our private FB community with folks from all over the world.
Are payment plans available for the class?
I’m always happy to create a payment plan to help make the class accessible to you. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure it out together. Gift certificates are also available for classes, and this is another great option – ask for an art experience for your birthday or next holiday!
What is the refund policy?
Because this is an immediate, lifetime access class, no refunds will be granted, regardless of circumstances. Registration is non-transferrable.
How much are the supplies for this class?
Supplies are not included in the cost of the class. The price for the basic starting supplies are about $50. Depending on which projects you choose from the class, you may need some other supplies as well. I’ve broken up the supply list by project and included links and prices for your convenience. Be sure to factor in the cost of supplies when considering your registration. Click here to see the paper cutting supply list.