The Fantastic Art of Paper Cutting

Start date
2023-01-22 12:00:00
End date
2023-01-22 14:00:00
Address / City
58 Park Ave New York City
Back by popular demand, celebrated Danish paper-cutting artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen returns for a workshop on creating wonderful paper-cut beings!
Clausen, who has held paper-cutting workshops in Denmark, Japan and the U.S., has created a magical paper-cut universe inhabited by beings previously confined inside the paper. “I can sense that the beings are in the paper, but at the same time they are sad. After some help from the scissors, they travel around happily in our diverse world,” Clausen explains of his artwork.

In this online workshop held via Zoom, Clausen will share his techniques and guide viewers through creating their own paper-cut magic. Participants will also explore the paper-cut artwork of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, and hear about Clausen’s own journey to becoming a paper-cutting artist. The class will be limited to 30 participants to allow for audience interaction.

The class will take place as virtual instruction over Zoom; students should supply their own materials to cut alongside Clausen. Skill is beginner-level and above.


Sharp pair of scissors
Five pieces of any color paper sized approximately 4 x 4 inches (approximately the thickness of printer paper)
Five pieces of any color paper sized approximately 1 x 2 inches
Additional paper to use as needed
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