Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023 (online – via Zoom)
1:00 – 2:30 pm CST
Skill Level: Beginner level and beyond
Class Registration Fee: $15.00
Back by popular demand – this time on a weekend! Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen has had several paper cut workshops in Denmark, Japan and in the US, where the participants, following his guidance, have the opportunity to put the scissors to paper and redeem their very own paper cut beings. The paper cut universe of Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is inhabited with beings who have previously been confined inside the paper. At that time the beings were weighed down by their own and ambient limitations.
In this online workshop the participants can experience the very best of cutting paper – namely the moment when the paper is unfolded and the magic occurs – that is when the happy paper cut being emerges.
“I can sense that the beings are in the paper, but at that time they are sad. They are unresolved and have something in their life that plagues them. After some help from the scissors, they are all cut free form the paper and travel around happily in our diverse world,” says Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, who further explains that this is why all his paper cut beings smile and look so happy.
Materials fee: (Paid directly to instructor during class): none
Students should supply their own materials so they can cut along with Torben:
- A sharp pair of scissors.
- Paper that is approximately the same thickness as paper normally used in a printer:
- Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are approximately 4 x 4 inches.
- Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are about 1 x 2 inches.
- Color according to students’ own wishes.
Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen started out as paper cut artist in 2004. Since then he has exhibited over 110 places in Denmark, Japan and USA. He is 57 years old and lives in Odense in Denmark. Odense is the town of birth of the world famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, who also was a very skilled paper cut artist.
See more about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen:
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