Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Cutting

Image shows paper cutting patterns in bright neon colors in the background. Text on top reads Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Cutting. Thursday March 11 & 25th from 3:30-4:30pm

Join us for a two-part workshop led by contemporary artist Xin Song!

Participants will learn the traditional art form of Chinese paper cutting to inspire creative expression. Join us for one or both sessions and embrace a deep dive into this innovative art practice.

Select either one or both sessions!

Session Schedule:

Thursday, March 11: Learn the history of traditional Chinese paper-cutting and its evolution to contemporary paper art. Participants will explore traditional flower patterns.

Thursday, March 25: Introduction to the traditional 12 zodiac signs participants will make paper cutouts of this year’s zodiac, the ox.

Please have the following materials available: Scissors, Assorted paper, Pencils, Crayons, Glue stick

About the Artist:

Born in Beijing, Xin Song creates contemporary Chinese papercuts inspired by the traditional form she learned from studying with farmers in the Chinese countryside in her youth. Song has numerous public commissions throughout NYC. Notable recent exhibitions include the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the National Art Museum of China. As an art educator, Xin Song has been a guest lecturer at Hampshire College and has created Chinese papercut and shadow puppet workshops for cultural institutions and schools since 2001.

Ages 7 and above, Families welcome.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and supported, in part, by Simons Foundation, Con Edison, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

3/11, 3/25
3:30pm-4:30pm EST