Beginners' Paper-Cutting Workshop, Tindalls Ely, Sat 16th July 2016

May 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
*** Fully booked - next Ely paper-cutting workshop will be Thursday 17th November ***
Loïs Cordelia will lead a paper-cutting workshop at Tindalls Art Shop, Market Place, Ely, on Saturday 16th July 2016, demonstrating how to achieve a beautiful paper-cut image, using Swann Morton scalpels.
Paper-cutting is not as difficult or scary as it looks! The results can be meticulously detailed and intricate, or bold and minimalistic. Using a Swann-Morton scalpel, Lois will demonstrate step-by-step the basic techniques of how to create an effective cut-paper design, before introducing you to a range of simple templates. Feel free to bring some of your own visual references, if you wish, or come along on the day and be inspired by a wide range of cut-paper styles, motifs, designs, patterns and imagery from around the globe.
"So relaxing - I felt totally immersed in what I was doing".

Love in a MistLove in a MistLove in a Mist (Nigella / Junger im Gruenen)
Scalpel paper-cut
July 2015

This design is the inspiration for Marion Hartmann's German poem, "Blaue Blume" ("Blue Flower", August 2015, copyright Marion Hartmann; reproduced with kind permission from the author):

Blaue Blume

Blaue Blume des Vergessens,
weiter Himmel spiegelt sich,
endlos ferne Meeresflächen,
auch das Eis im Mondenlicht!

Blauer Engel, Deine Flügel,
sind aus Poesie gewoben,
Du umgarnst des Künstlers Hände,
zu Ehren Deines Schöpfers droben.

Nur er vermag Dich festzuhalten,
gebannter Augenblick der Zeit,
aus einem kurzen Stirb und Werde,
entsteht ein Bild der Ewigkeit.

Nur er vermag Dich zu erheben,
im Glanze seiner Seelenkraft,
mit der er aus profanem Leben,
ein wahrhaft Göttliches erschafft!

(Marion Hartmann/ künstlerisches Werk: Lois Cordelia)
The workshop runs from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. Registration is at 9.45am at the front desk downstairs. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch if you wish or there are several good cafes locally.
Cost: £35. All materials needed for the day are provided.
Date: Saturday 16th July 2016. Times: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Registration: 9.45 am.
Venue: Tindalls, 4 Market Place, ELY, Cambridgeshire CB7 4NP.
Please book via the website (below), or telephone 01353 669498.
Everyone attending a workshop will receive generous discounts on all purchases on the day - some exclusions may apply.
Photo credit: Emily
Photo credit: Jason


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