Paper Cuts – Lacy Snowflakes NEW! Class
Saturday, December 1, 10:30-12:30pm
Instructor: Janet Strickler
When we saw the lacy snowflakes cut from paper by local artist Janet Strickler, we immediately imagined them dancing across our windows, peeking out from arrangements of evergreens, decorating a wreath, and dangling from a garland across the mantel (cozy fire crackling underneath, of course!). The snowflakes are so fun and so quick to make that it’s easy to get carried away. Snowflakes typically have six points and, true to nature, so do those that Janet makes. She’ll show you how to fold the paper, which is not at all the way we learned in elementary school, and how to plan the cuts. Janet will share some of her patterns to get you started, but she encourages everyone to create their own by cutting free hand. Magic happens when you unfold your paper to its full size. There are always happy surprises!
Please bring the following materials:
- favorite scissors for fine cutting
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Janet Strickler, a mixed media artist living and working in Colorado, calls her work “Art of the Ordinary”. In truth, there’s nothing ordinary about what she does. What is ordinary is what she uses: recycled and reclaimed objects, construction leftovers, and natural materials. You can often find her in the Art Parts Creative Reuse store in Boulder, softly exclaiming to herself, “I could make art out of that!”. Much of Janet’s work, which involves a spiritual element, uses geometry and patterns. She hates to draw! Patterns serve as a starting point, but don’t necessarily result in a pre-determined layout. For her, art making is about beginning and then finding out where the piece leads her. True to her personal approach to art, Janet’s classes are fundamentally about exploring and experimenting. Rather than teaching students how to make an exact piece of art, she likes to demonstrate what can be done with a given set of materials and then turn students loose to play with them. It’s astonishing, and instructive, to see how different the results can be. Visit Janet's website: www.artoftheordinary.net.