Oona Patterson is a storyteller from Brighton, who creates magical scenes of silhouettes and paper-cuts to illustrate her tales. Delicate little figures cut from pages of old books, take on a life of their own as they flitter across an open book stage. A photo compilation of her book REAM can be purchased Here!
class is a wonderful introduction to the art of paper cutting.Decorate red or pink German paper mache
heart boxes with wonderfulpaper
cut ‘love tokens’.We will use
beautifull calligraphy printed papers, giving these boxes a wonderful romantic
Half day. 1:00 to 5:00 (Limit to 8 students)
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4th, 2009
Call 'Castle In The Air' at 510-204-9801 to reserve your spot!
Thank you to everyone who has commented or emailed me about my DiZzY's! It's been disconcerting to say the least!!! I have an appointment with a specialist on the 28th, and hopefully will get some answers then...
Fortunately I have friends like dearest Lea who believe that I can dance even when I am feeling 'blue'... Just look at this oval treasure she recently gifted me with, I feel like I should be waving my gown at the Petit Trianon not the Danish Landscape you see me in above... She used a special 'transfer technique' that she learned from our mutual friend Marilyn Radzat and blogged about it HERE! I love my Dress! I love my Hat! I love my Mouche! And I love all the delicate details she wove into my essence! Thank you Lea for showing me that 'Dancing the Blues' can be beautiful!!!
Wednesday I had three wonderful women in my studio for my first ever 'Papercutting' class. What fun we had! I am truly amazed at how personal and delightful each piece turned out! Kristine loves gypsy caravans and decided to do a Christmas themed piece with a caravan, jolly St. Nick and his donkey and 4 sweet little waifs. The oval shaped canvas back really completed the piece!
Barb wanted to do a piece for a good friend of hers who loves all things Egyptian. She posed herself hieroglyphically as a maiden fanning her King! So much fun, and so original!!!
Kat decided to do a piece for her husband who is a scientist specializing in 'animal sounds'. She created a wonderful scenic background (those trees were individually cut out!) with songbirds and her husband with his 'equipment' getting center stage! Wonderfully personal and very heartfelt!!!
The day was such a success and I will definitely be teaching this class at the Castle this Spring!
Silhouette Papercuts are all the rage right now. With this in mind, I will be teaching a basic papercutting class in my studio, here in Santa Rosa, on Saturday December 13th, and/or WednesdayDecember 17th. In this class you will learn a few 'tricks' on how to make papercutting easier, and how to mount your finished cuts on canvas boards. I love combining papercuts with photographs, so feel free to bring favorite images that might spark your imagination. (My sample is a series of four 8" x 10" panels depicting the Four Seasons: Spring/Bulbs, Summer/Love in the Mist, Autumn/Chestnuts, Winter/Mistletoe. The little girl is from a vintage French postcard series that I own.)
Time: 10:00 to 4:00 (please bring a lunch)
Cost: $100.00 - includes all supplies, and access to Ulla's collection of images.
Will teach to a minimum of 2, and up to 4 students.
Jeffery Rudell walks us through his process of making a beautiful paper chandelier HERE. He explains:
"Tiffany & Company's flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. Their theme this year is "All That Glitters" (a particularly apt concept for a jewelry store). My job was to create a chandelier out of paper; delicate, ornate, graceful, vaguely French Baroque in style and about three feet tall by two feet wide. At the time I agreed to do the project, I distinctly remember thinking, "How hard can it be?" Clearly, I was delusional from heatstroke and didn't know it."
Despite the time and patience involved, what a magnificent result!!!
Eloise Corr Danch of Brooklyn, created this 'Paper Doll' dress for a display at Anthropologie in NY. The dress weighing between 40 and 50 pounds was inspired by the Spanish court dress in Diego Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas (1656)