Simple Scherenschnitte Workshop: Explore Traditional Papercutting
May 9, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Scherenschnitte is the art of papercutting. In this workshop, learn how to turn everyday paper into something more magical. Taught by Guild of American Papercutters artist Jodi Larson, you will learn about some of the traditional forms of papercutting from around the world, especially northern European traditions common in Wisconsin. You’ll get to try your hand at cutting templates, snipping freehand, cutting whimsical accordion dolls, creating symmetrical designs, and more. You’ll get a chance to use large and small scissors, a cutting blade, and even try using traditional sheep shears! Recommended for people age twelve and up.
The program takes place at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and situated along the pristine shores of Lake Namekagon. The old growth forest and serene water is sure to awaken your senses and rejuvenate you.
Meet Your Instructor
Jodi Larson is an artist working in paper, photography, and a variety of heritage crafts. She is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters, a frequent workshop teacher at folk schools and art galleries, and museum consultant. She loves teaching paper art workshop most of all because paper is the most humble and familiar of materials, yet can be turned into so many wonderful things!
- Date: May 9, 2019
- Duration: 3 – 5 p.m.
- Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
- Program: Paper craft, arts and crafts, folk art
- Price: $25
Registration closes May 3 or when the session fills.