FEBRUARY 5: Dimensional Flowers with Tiffany
Join GAP veteran teacher Tiffany once again to celebrate the lunar new year of the Rabbit, and the onset of spring flowers (soon!). In this class we will use the provided template design to create a dimensional paper flower brooch and a matching pair of stud earrings. These flowers are versatile and can also be used in other ways besides jewelry. We will discuss other ideas in class. Skills learned: Techniques for paper cutting, sculpting, and layering will be explored.
About the Artist
Tiffany Budzisz is a paper sculpture artist living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from a small town in rural Virginia, she grew up surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. Here she developed a love for nature and the outdoors, which has become a source of inspiration for her work. Tiffany earned a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. She learned about the art of paper sculpture during her studies, and fell in love with the medium of paper. She creates her paper sculptures by cutting intricate shapes from archival paper with a utility knife. She curves the individual cut shapes with a dowel, then glues the pieces together between layers of foam core to create dimensional works of art. Tiffany’s work has been shown at the 35th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, in the Three River’s Arts Festival Juried Exhibition “Transverse,” and online with PxP Contemporary’s “Unleashing Magic” exhibit. Her work has also been featured in Create! Magazine, Candyfloss Magazine, and in Infected by Art vols. 8 and 9.
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 2-4pm ET; 11am- 1pm PT; 7-9pm BT; 8-10pm Europe.
Zoom link emailed before workshop. $35 / $29.75 with GAP Member Discount: Members please use code GAP15
NOTE: All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
February Crafty Hour with Laurie: Make Your Own Valentines!
Sunday, February 12 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm UK
Laurie says: “Do you like to make your own special Valentine’s Day cards? A couple of years ago I learned the technique or weaving paper from Helen Hiebert and she showed us this fun way to make each card special and unique. I like to make them my own by using papers that I have stamped or colored in various ways. What special techniques do you use for your cards? Come and see what others do and share your ideas!”
Crafty Hours are free to all members, and hosted by our members! Laurie Moorhead and Wendy Bale are our Crafty Hour organizers. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, Spring, and Art! Come hang out, bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, sheep shears, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. You can find the Crafty Hour Link in your email box each month, as part of our regular member e-Blasts. (Not a member? Consider joining us!) Crafty Hours happen every 2nd Sunday, 11am PT / noon MT / 2pm ET / 7pm UK. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!!
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.
Upcoming! March 25 Workshop with Eva Ryan
Creating Income with your Papercut Artwork
Eva Ryan she/they – ✂️Paper Artist 🎞Screenwriter 🎥Set Designer
Your daily dose of whimsy from a chronically ill creative 🌱🪆🪅✨🎈🕳🎪🌙🧃🎡
Living on Coahuiltecan land, RGV•TX
Upcoming! April 1 Workshop with Daniel Moore
The Corsican Vendetta: A completely original Papercutting Stop-Animation Collage project
A murder mystery told in knife and paper
🖊️ WIP ✂️
Art + characters from silent films, public domain, and cc images –> deadly combination!
- 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
Autumn Paper Pathways
October Crafty Hour
It was so great to see folks at the October Crafty Hour on Wednesday, Oct 26– many chatted, not too much work was done (sometimes you need an autumn breather!), and several folks shared their past or ongoing art projects: Laurie Moorhead showed us a paper technique she’s been experimenting with, known as chine collé; Laurie also connected us with other paper and book artists doing interesting work, including the amazing Bhavna Mehta (http://www.bhavnamehta.com/) and Shanna Leino (https://www.shannaleino.com); Irena Boobyer, whose beautiful artwork can be seen on her website, joined us from the UK, and mentioned that she was actually able to visit Tracey Escolme’s recent exhibit, The Cutting Edge: Matisse and the Contemporary Paper Artists (in which one of Tracey’s fellow exhibitors was Matisse!)–not to mention that Tracey herself was in attendance, after a brief absence (we missed her!); Helene Cantor asked about Boston-area and Massachusetts GAP members (see list below!), and we all gazed with admiration on Roxanne Boyd’s autumn cut leaf art. Lucrezia Bieler gave us a sneak peek at her amazing new work, and also reminded us that Ernst Oppliger’s online shop offers traditional silhouette paper, among other treasures. Mention was made of Wendy Bale‘s upcoming, live leaf-embossing workshop on November 15, 7pm EDT, offered in conjunction with the Rock Paper folks (https://rockpaper.store). (Note: You can sign up for this workshop by purchasing the $16.95 materials kit on the website.) Hope to see even more members at the November Crafty Hour!
Just a reminder: Crafty Hours are free to all members, and hosted by our members, too! Come hang out, bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, sheep shears, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. You can find the Crafty Hour Link in your email box each month, as part of our regular member e-Blasts. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!!
Some Massachusetts GAP Members (with links):
Dena Bach (https://denabach.mystrikingly.com); Gerry McGaunn (IG: @gerrymcgaunn); Rebekah Davis (IG: @bekahnd); Kristen Davis (IG: @kristendavis124); Tamar Shadur (https://www.shadurarts.com/); Roxanne Boyd (https://www.roxanneboyd.com); Betsy Roper (https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsy-roper-b84b8b13); Laura Geryk (IG: @laurageryk, Etsy: https://florianpapercraft.etsy.com); Joanne Ingersoll in the Cape Cod area—our recent curator at Highfield Hall & Gardens: https://highfieldhallandgardens.org/about-us/staff/; Kathryn Meyers is also in the Cape Cod area: https://kathymeyers.webs.com/ – and check out the New England Book Artists: https://newenglandbookartists.org/ (thanks to Laurie for the tip!).
October Mirror Mapping Workshop with Gina
Happy September Luminaria Workshop Creators!
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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