April 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on Creative Paper Cutting Techniques Demo at Opus

I will be on location once again at Opus Art Supplies Hastings Street location giving an in-store demo of paper cutting techniques next Sunday. The demo is FREE but you must register by phone (604‑678‑5889) to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Work in progress installation

When I give these demos at Opus I do a thorough run down on knives, paper, techniques, and different ways to use paper cut elements in artwork. Read more details about the demonstration on the Opus website.

Opus Artist Demo: Creative Paper Cutting Techniques
Date: Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Time: 11pm & 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Opus Art Supplies, 100-207 West Hastings Street

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March 4th, 2015 | Comments Off on Kirigami Demonstration at Cityscape Gallery

I’ve been invited to demonstrate paper cutting as an activity during the North Shore Art Crawl this Saturday at Cityscape Gallery. I’ll be teaching visitors how to create simple symmetrical kirigami designs through cutting and folding, exactly like the examples I’ve included here.

I was doing research into spring-themed designs and came across these ones for sakura. Of course I had to make one of my own.

kirigami-sakura

Kirigami paper cuts

Kirigami paper cutting demo
Cityscape Community Art Space
Date: Saturday March 7th, 2015
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

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September 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on Student Work From the Altered Book Workshop

I taught a new group of people how to transform old books into art at Hot Art Wet City this past weekend. It’s always an interesting exercise for me to take all the things I’ve taught myself about the process of making altered books and pass it on to other people. From there they take it in their own direction and I love to see what will happen.

Altered Book Workshop

Everything pictured here is a work in progress by a participant in the class. There was a nice mix of styles and a good amount of experimenting. I don’t think anyone fully completed a project, but that just meant they could keep working on it more at home.

Altered Book Workshop

The best part for me when I teach a class is seeing everyone leaving happy and inspired by the new things they’ve learned.