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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Another adult workshop/ cut paper torso's and heads - and the secret of paper cutting.....

 I've had the chance to do another adult workshop! This time again at the Museum of Classical Archaeology . I really love doing these. Beyond the sharing of techniques and enabling people to create something simply and unique...I think its that real sense of getting people to do an activity that's entirely in the now. And that's the thing.....

The secret about paper cutting.......is that you have to be entirely in the moment to do it. Its unplugged from the internet, doesn't use a power source, and using really simple materials and tools. So its a pretty special thing. And that's what is wonderful to be part of. I'm quite a green girl really. I want to encourage people to make and be, rather than just go shopping and consume.

Making something yourself is a powerful thing.

Below are the tracings I prepped up for people to use. I don't like to dictate to people on the courses so I design things like this as a hook to get going as they can be customised and expanded. Sometimes people come to the courses and have done no arty things at all, and prepped up tracings or stencils can really help people to feel at ease and not vulnerable. It can be a scary thing to make art. There isn't any hiding if something looks a bit wobbly and wonky. So I like to have resources ready for people to use that makes them feel at ease and not exposed.

These were the tracings I prepped up for people to use....

cutting and measuring coloured areas.....

The table gallery of what we made!



The quiet hum of creativity and concentration.....