New! Intersecting Circles Workshop with Amanda Humpage (Sun, 9/19)
We’re so thrilled to announce that GAP Member Amanda Humpage will be teaching an online workshop Sunday, September 19, on the creation in paper of intersecting circles!
Amanda says: In this class, we will create a mesmerizing pattern of intersecting circles, and use it as a template to make a striking piece of hand cut paper art. We will play with different options for background colors to customize your piece. Instructor cuts with a knife, but scissor cutters are welcome. Some experience with paper cutting will be helpful, but brave beginners are also welcome. Materials List
About the Artist: Amanda Humpage has been a maker of things for as long as she can remember, from friendship bracelets and funky earrings when she was a kid to knitwear and carefully crafted jewelry as an adult. In February 2019, Amanda took her first class on papercutting at a local arts center and was hooked. Her favorite subjects are scenes from real life, whether urban or wilderness. She has also dabbled in portraits and botanicals, and loves trying new subjects, materials, and concepts. The idea for the intersecting circles piece that inspired this class came as creative juices were flowing during the 2021 GAP conference.
Time/Day: Sunday, September 19, 2021 ; 3-5pm EST / 12noon-2pm PST / 8-10pm UK; 9-11pm Europe
Zoom link emailed before workshop. All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled). Class is $35 for non-members; Members $30, with discount (use code GAP15 as you check out).
Ctrl+V(irtual) GAP 2021 Conference a hit!
Our virtual conference was a hit! Thanks to everyone who participated, in all ways! We will be featuring some highlights here in this space soon, including reactions from Conference-Goers, recaps of some sessions, and memories of intense Trivia Games and Scattergories challenges! Stay tuned!
Seasonal Members Art Gallery
GAP artists! To have a particular piece showcased in our ever-changing gallery, please email a good resolution image with your name and the title of the work to firstname.lastname@example.org !
Upcoming Member Events
- February 19 @ 8:00 am – September 26 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
- September 25 @ 8:00 am – November 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Béatrice Corón: “There Are No Papercutting Police!”
Some candids from Béatrice Corón’s inspirational member workshop! Participants should feel free to send in more photos to include here!
Silhouettes with Alison Louise Russell: A family affair
We were delighted to have as this month’s Guest Host GAP Member Alison Louise Russell, one of the only silhouette artists still practicing this art form in the UK (see a profile of her on Charles Burns’ site: https://www.roving-artist.com/alison-russell), and daughter (and once student!) of yet another famous silhouettist, Mary Lou Russell. Alison gave a beautiful talk about silhouettes past and present, and touched on not only the “official” history but some of her memories of her mother and other silhouettists whose work she admires, such as Jan Pieńkowski (1936- ) and Hubert Leslie. Alison’s blog: https://silhouetteart.wordpress.com/
JUST A REMINDER: Crafty Hours are free and for all members! Look in your email for the Zoom link (or email us). Bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!!
Michael Velliquette’s “Fantastic Forms” Workshop Brings the Smiles
Picnickers Frolic in Deborah Sadler‘s Whimsical
April Paper Picnic Workshop
April Crafty Hour:
Paper Weaving with Gina Pisello
Our Monthly Crafty Hour is free and for all members! Bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!! Next Crafty Hour: June 15 (see above!). Members: Look in your email every month for the Zoom link.
Rosa’s Cityscapes Workshop Inspires
Papercut Bookplate Designs Tour the Country!
Recently, Guild members contributed their papercut artwork to the current exhibit at GAP’s National Museum in Somerset, PA, curated by Rebecca Raupach. And now, all of these beautiful member-created designs have been assembled as a traveling show, hosted by GAP members around the country. If you think your area could host a showing at a specific place you have in mind, please let us know: Write us at the address at the bottom of this page, or send email to us at email@example.com.
GAP 2020 Paper Angel Exchange
This past December, several dozen GAP members exchanged by post small angel or otherwise winter-themed paper cuttings, and shared some information about themselves with their Paper Angel Partner. Here are some of our shared creations. The exchange was created and organized by Board Member Lucrezia Bieler.
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The Guild is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The operation of the Guild of American Papercutters is accomplished by volunteers and a very part time archivist and administrator at the Laurel Arts Center. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org