March Crafty Hour on Monday, March 8!
4pm Pacific <> 6pm Central <> 7pm Eastern
(for international times, please calculate or email us to ask!)
It’s time again for our Big Tent Crafty Hour! This month’s theme is GREEN (inspired by St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Ireland, St. Brigid, and all green things everywhere)! It’s 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!! Members: Look in your email for the Zoom link!
Black and White is a Lie!
We all know that an old photo or an old movie is really black, white and grey all over! In this workshop you’ll learn to go from a color photo, to black and white, and finally to a high impact cut that is truly black and white. (Or really any two colors you’d like!). We’ll also discuss when and how to reverse the positive and negative in a photo in order to capture all the nitty gritty details of a complex cityscape.
You’ll be asked to print an 8×10″ photo before class (on regular, plain ol’ printer paper) and come prepared with tape (scotch, painter’s, washi- whatever you’ve got), a ruler, a pencil, your favorite knife and paper. Rosa recommends a Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife, Excel #11 Blades, and Canson Mi-Teintes paper. She is also a strong advocate for making do! So if you’ve got other supplies you’d like to swap in just send her an email at email@example.com to make sure they’ll work.
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).
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Time: 2-4pm Eastern Standard Time; 11am-1pm Pacific; 7-9pm UK; 8-10pm Europe.
About the Artist: Between painting alongside her grandmother and watching her father build reproduction antique furniture, Rosa Leff grew up seeing no distinction between fine art and craft. What mattered was that things were made by hand and done well. It is with that in mind that she creates her hand cut paper pieces. Each of Leff’s papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife. Her cityscapes are based on photos she’s taken in her neighborhood and all over the world. While Leff is best known for her ability to capture thin tangles of powerlines and intricate brickwork, she also enjoys experimenting with novel media such as paper plates and paper towels. Leff delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium. Leff serves on the board of The Guild of American Papercutters. She has exhibited her work throughout the East Coast and in China. She resides in Baltimore with her husband and chihuahuas, Chalupa and Refrito.
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 !
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.
Guild News Updates
February Crafty Hour Celebrates Trees
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.
Pittsburgh Collection / Conference Postponed to 2021
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, our plans to meet in person on the campus at Greensburg this June/July have been postponed. We will be in touch with all presenters and members by email with the new plans as soon as we can. Stay tuned!
And if you are interested in collaborating with the Conference Committee members, send an email to volunteer – all help welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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