June 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Drawing Collaboratively at Vancouver Draw Down

My friend Christina Norberg co-hosted a Vancouver Draw Down event with me on Saturday at The Leeway. We had the terrific support of Lauren and Jacqueline, two of the technicians from Emily Carr Continuing Studies. They set up all the lovely grey drawing paper across the tables, and provided us with drawing tools of all sorts.

The largest collaborative drawing was about 14.5 feet long, with a few of the other tables set up for people to work on as well. There were about forty people who dropped in throughout the day, and many of them stayed with us for half an hour or more.

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

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Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down-3

The idea was to work with mark making with a focus on simple shapes and lines. Christina and I made sure to work on the drawing all day long to make it into a cohesive piece. We also greeted and guided people into the space when they seemed hesitant.

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

I was drawing almost the entire four hours we ran the activity, which is probably the longest time I’ve spent drawing in one sitting. The finished collaborative work is pretty wonderful, and I’m hoping we can come up with a place to show and share it with more people.

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

Drawing Together at Vancouver Draw Down

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.

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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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