ONLINE Paper Cutting: Botanicals - Mon 15th May 2023 at 10am
LAST MINUTE PLACES AVAILABLE
BOOKING DEADLINE: Mon 15th May at 8am UK TIME
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service for 60 days.
Mon 15th May 10am - 11:30am
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for complete beginners. You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching this online demonstration – it is a time to watch, ask and learn.
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this botanical themed paper cutting class for beginners. Learn all the skills and techniques you need for accurate, safe cutting as well as how to develop designs suitable for cutting out.
Christine will start the class by showing you some beautiful botanical papercuts from around the world to inspire you, then we'll move on to getting to grips with using a scalpel safely, using some prepared practice sheets which will be provided ahead of the class.
We'll finish off by looking at ideas for creating your own botanical designs and how best to translate them into beautiful cut-outs. Christine will also provide you with a selection of pre-designed botanical themed templates for you to use after the class, perfect for creating cards and gifts for loved ones or just for yourself!
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- How to change scalpel blades safely
- Safe and accurate cutting using a scalpel
- Designing for cutting out
- Developing a design using layout paper
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Swann Morton handle number 3
- Swann Morton blades number 10A (packet of 5)
- A4 Cutting mat
- A4 Daler Rowney layout paper
- B pencil
- Rubber pencil grip (to use with your scalpel)
- 80gsm paper (white photocopy paper is perfect)
- A variety of coloured papers (80 - 120 gsm weight)
- Set of small pliers
- Masking tape
NB. standard craft knives are NOT suitable for paper cutting, they are too clunky, and the blades are too thick
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All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Christine will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will receive the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording via the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.