Layers of Light Paper Cut Art Journal is a fun, intuitive introduction to paper cutting, and paper cutting in your art journal. You’ll master basic paper cutting skills while also creating patterns and projects have a flavor that is uniquely you. You’ll see how adding paper cut to your art journal helps you add depth and play with shadows and light in your journal – making it an interactive art piece.
The Paper Cut Art Journal workshop is a condensed version of Layers of Light and contains a selection of the lessons that focus on papercutting in an art journal.
Layers of Light is a celebration of the joy that art can bring to your life when you begin seeing like a paper cut artist – looking for patterns in nature, carrying a sketchbook to capture your ideas, and giving yourself permission to make something a little bit magical every day.
Any book or class on paper cutting can give you patterns and show how to cut them out. I’m interested in helping you develop a way to express yourself through paper cutting. I want to help you develop your own shape and pattern vocabulary, both in paper cutting, and in your art practice as a whole. Working mindfully, tuning into the sensations of paper cutting can help you find greater quiet, so that you can use my exercises to help you heed the call of your unique intuitive voice, pushing beyond copying, into your greatest creative work.
Why Practice Intuitive Art?
Defining Intuitive and Mindful art practice
Elements of an Intuitive Art Practice
Intention Setting Visualization
Paper Cutting Principles
Paper cutting basics: set up, making cuts, safety, posture
Cutting geometric shapes
Cutting organic shapes
Paper Cut Projects
Detailed Organic Paper Cuts
Paper Cut Art Journal
Pitfalls & Trouble Shooting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a mini version of the Layers of Light masterclass. If you’re loving papercutting, you will love the Layers of Light.
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.
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.
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!
Because this is an immediate, lifetime access class, no refunds will be granted, regardless of circumstances. Registration is non-transferrable.