March 25 Workshop with Eva Ryan
How to Pay the Bills with Papercutting
This class is a dive into the world of art as business. We will learn about income streams, the process of finding clients and where you and your art form fit into the business world. If you’ve wanted to make more income doing what you love, this class is designed for you to examine where you are at and where you can go from here! Whether you own and run a paper cutting business already or are wanting to embark on a journey to make income with your talent, this class will expand your knowledge and set you on new paths towards your goals.
When: Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 9am PST /11am CST / 12noon EST/ 5pm BT
Experience required: none
About the Instructor: Eva Ryan (she/they) – ✂️Paper Artist 🎞Screenwriter 🎥Set Designer
Your daily dose of whimsy from a chronically ill creative 🌱🪆🪅✨🎈🕳🎪🌙🧃🎡
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April 1 Workshop with Daniel Moore
Stories in Knife and Paper: Exploring and Playing with Narrative through Paper Cutting
What moves you about paper cutting? Is it the care spent crafting delicate pieces of paper into beautiful works of art? Or the skill it takes to construct an intricate picture out of everyday stationery? For me, it’s the stories suggested by those fragments of paper. The lives they hint at in their permanent resting states.
In this workshop, we’ll explore the story-telling powers of paper cutting. Bring your beverage of choice and wide-eyed imagination and get inspired by paper cutters from around the world who tell stories in knife and paper. We’ll look at tableaux, storybooks, vignettes, collages, and other narratives that use different paper cutting techniques. Bonus marks if you bring your own example of a story using paper cutting!
We’ll also look at one WIP project that uses stills from silent film and collage (@thecorsicanvendetta on Instagram), and create our own mini dramas using source materials provided. Then wrap up with a show and tell!
It’ll be like imagination time, but with lots of tiny knives ✂️✂️✂️
When: Saturday, April 1, 2023 @ 1pm Pacific / 4pm EST/ 9pm BT
Experience required: none
- Xacto/Excel knife (#11 blades or similar)
- Workshop templates provided
- Basic page layout software like Publisher or even Word (to resize images)
- A printer
About the Instructor: Daniel Moore works by day raising funds for a disAbility charity and writes creatively by night/early morning. Sometime in 2018 he went down a rabbit hole exploring the narrative possibilities of reusing public domain materials and paper cutting, and he hasn’t returned since. He also has a PhD in literature and likes noisy cats.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to Daniel’s generosity, this full 2-hour class is offered at HALF the usual PRICE: $17.50 for non-members, $15 for members!
Winter Wings Artwork by Members
This year’s theme for our annual small art exchange, organized by Lucrezia Bieler, was “Winter Wings.” Here are some of the amazing artworks created and sent by members to other members.
Look what Tiffany and her Feb workshop participants created!
Some pics from GAP veteran teacher Tiffany Budzisz‘s fun and colorful “dimensional flowers” workshop in February!
ROOTS and BLOSSOMS: An Exhibit of Eastern European Papercut Art
- At the Guild of American Papercutters National Museum
- Somerset, PA
- November 5 through July 15, 2023
- Mon – Thurs 11 – 6, Saturday 10 – 2
Come see this special exhibit at the Guild of American Papercutters National Museum, Somerset, Pennsylvania, featuring artists working in traditional and new Eastern European papercutting traditions of many kinds. Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and more are represented. This exhibit consists of art that is in the style of or influenced by paper cutting traditions from the European countries of Poland and further east. From the colorful, stylized Wycinanki to cuts born from the Jewish Diaspora, Roots and Blossoms displays traditional, modern, and even fusion works of art from members of the Guild of American Papercutters. Come find out about the images and techniques of eastern European paper artists.
Free and Open to the Public
Ex Libris: GAP’s Traveling Exhibit of Papercut Bookplates
Last year, Guild members contributed their papercut artwork to an exhibit of bookplates at GAP’s National Museum in Somerset, PA, curated by Rebecca Raupach. And now, all of these beautiful member-created designs have been traveling through the country, hosted by GAP members and their communities. If you think your area could host a showing at a specific place you have in mind, please let us know: Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Online Resource: 2021 Ctrl+V(irtual) GAP Conference
Our virtual conference was a hit! Thanks to everyone who participated, in all ways! You can still access some of the fun at our Conference2021 website. Enjoy!
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The Guild of American Papercutters is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The operation of the Guild 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